The face of the entire cliff was, as later inspection conclusively proved, so shot with veins and patches of solid gold as to quite present the appearance of a solid wall of that precious metal except where it was broken by outcroppings of ruby, emerald, and diamond boulders--a faint and alluring indication of the vast and unguessable riches which lay deeply buried behind the magnificent surface.
However, there was nothing else to consider than an attempt to scale the trees contiguous to the cliff in an effort to reach the caves above.
With a large supply of oil from the wells they discovered in Caspak, with plenty of water and ample provisions, there is no reason why they couldn't have negotiated the submerged tunnel beneath the barrier cliffs and made good their escape.
Tyler's party had been able to navigate this channel because their craft had been a submarine; but the Toreador could as easily have flown over the cliffs as sailed under them.
An officer of the Federal force, who, in a spirit of adventure or in quest of knowledge, had left the hidden bivouac in the valley, and, with aimless feet, had made his way to the lower edge of a small open space near the foot of the cliff
, was considering what he had to gain by pushing his exploration further.
By this time all the fight was out of him, so that when I had gathered a few tiny branches from some of the stunted trees that grew in the crevices of the cliff
, and returned to him he permitted me to set his broken leg and bind it in splints.
Occasionally, when one of them drew in close to the base of the cliff
, one or another of the Folk would smash a rock down.
The thin cord dangling down the face of the brown cliff
seemed from above to reach little more than half-way down it.
This water coming out of the cliff
is not salt; but neither is it fit to drink, though each of us has drunk.
The point of view is situated as if at the head of a bay, the line of cliff
diverging on each side, and showing headland behind headland, as on a bold sea-coast.
If you have explored the east, we should travel along the base of the cliff
to the west, and seek for a practicable point for our ascent.
On the summit of the East Cliff
the new searchlight was ready for experiment, but had not yet been tried.
If, then, we knew the rate at which the sea commonly wears away a line of cliff
of any given height, we could measure the time requisite to have denuded the Weald.
The labyrinthodon evidently thought that Ja was coming to double his portion of human flesh, so he was in no haste to pursue me to the cliff
and frighten away this other tidbit.
Wide prairies Vegetable productions Tabular hills Slabs of sandstone Nebraska or Platte River Scanty fare Buffalo skulls Wagons turned into boats Herds of buffalo Cliffs
resembling castles The chimney Scott's Bluffs Story connected with them The bighorn or ahsahta Its nature and habits Difference between that and the "woolly sheep," or goat of the mountains