Though the arts of peace were unknown to this fatal region, its forests
were alive with men; its shades and glens rang with the sounds of martial music, and the echoes of its mountains threw back the laugh, or repeated the wanton cry, of many a gallant and reckless youth, as he hurried by them, in the noontide of his spirits, to slumber in a long night of forgetfulness.
But the little stream would not be comforted, and still kept telling its unintelligible secret of some very mournful mystery that had happened -- or making a prophetic lamentation about something that was yet to happen -- within the verge of the dismal forest
The importance of this feature has not been properly magnified in the Black Forest
So they spoke, but one girl in the kraal --she is a granddaughter of the old woman--led me aside, praying me not to go, for the forest
on the Ghost Mountain had an evil name: none dared walk there, since it was certainly full of spirits, who howled like wolves.
When I went to the forest
I found the tree newly uprooted, and the arrows lying beside it, and I feared I should never see you again.
The hoofs clattered again; and the voices, talking so strangely in the empty air, passed on through the forest
, where no church had ever been gathered or solitary Christian prayed.
They had hardly been walking an hour when they saw before them a great ditch that crossed the road and divided the forest
as far as they could see on either side.
The trees of the forest
attracted my deep admiration as I proceeded toward the sea.
It was upon the verge of the land of the Kaols that I now knew myself to be, but in what direction to search for Dejah Thoris, or how far into the heart of the great forest
I might have to penetrate I had not the faintest idea.
When he had followed Kulonga through the forest
he had expected to come to a city of strange houses on wheels, puffing clouds of black smoke from a huge tree stuck in the roof of one of them--or to a sea covered with mighty floating buildings which he had learned were called, variously, ships and boats and steamers and craft.
Now take ye each four men, all armed in proof," said he, "and get ye gone to the forest
, at different points, and lie in wait for this same Robin Hood.
They went through the muddy village, past threshing floors and green fields of winter rye, downhill where snow still lodged near the bridge, uphill where the clay had been liquefied by the rain, past strips of stubble land and bushes touched with green here and there, and into a birch forest
growing on both sides of the road.
There's a forest
over there across the prairie," said the Wizard, "and it lies in the direction we are going.
Taglat might travel far; but Tarzan would find him in the end, though he had to search every tree in the mighty forest
The whole forest
became suddenly a babel of hoarse screams and shrill shrieks.