In the vale, which lay at a distance of several hundred feet lower, there was what, in the language of the country, was called a clearing
, and all the usual improvements of a new settlement; these even extended up the hill to the point where the road turned short and ran across the level land, which lay on the summit of the mountain; but the summit itself remained in the forest.
Soon I came upon the source of it, for in the center of a small clearing
I found a lake--or a pool, rather, for it was not larger than the basin of the Trafalgar Square fountain--of some black, pitch-like stuff, the surface of which rose and fell in great blisters of bursting gas.
You ar' a man that has tarried long in this clearing
, and now I ask your opinion, face to face, without fear or favour, if you had the lead in my business, what would you do?
Outside the clearing
he could hear them crashing in the undergrowth as they worked their way up the hillside, but as soon as they were within the circle of the tree trunks they moved like ghosts.
To circle to the opposite side of the clearing
where the trees approached closer to the kid.
Look here"--to the artilleryman--"we're detailed here clearing
people out of their houses.
An angry correspondence took place, in which he complained bitterly of the time wasted in "smoking and sporting parties," as he termed the reconnoitering expeditions, and in clearing
and preparing meadow ground and turnip patches, instead of despatching his ship.
Moti Guj put his hands in his pockets, chewed a branch for a toothpick, and strolled about the clearing
, making fun of the other elephants who had just set to work.
of a man's estate, he may as well hurt himself in being too sudden, as in letting it run on too long.
A mango grew in front of the house, and at the edge of the clearing
were two flamboyants, twin trees, that challenged the gold of the cocoa-nuts with their scarlet flowers.
Here they set to work to build a new village, and in a month a great clearing
had been made, huts and palisades erected, plantains, yams and maize planted, and they had taken up their old life in their new home.
The spot chosen for the duel was some eighty paces from the road, where the sleighs had been left, in a small clearing
in the pine forest covered with melting snow, the frost having begun to break up during the last few days.
By and by they left the woods and entered a big clearing
, in which was the Kingdom of Utensia.
The females never learn them, since from birth to death they never leave the clearing
in which the village of their nativity is situated except they be taken to mate by a male from another village, or captured in war by the enemies of their tribe.
His savage eyes blazed into the direction from which the wind had borne down the warning to him and a moment later the grasses at one side of the clearing
parted and Numa, the lion, strode majestically into view.