To see him striding along the profile of a hill
on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield.
is dangerous," I said, As we rode on together Through sunny miles and sunny miles Of Surrey heather; "This hill
is dangerous--don't you think We'd better walk it?
What Little Toomai liked was to scramble up bridle paths that only an elephant could take; the dip into the valley below; the glimpses of the wild elephants browsing miles away; the rush of the frightened pig and peacock under Kala Nag's feet; the blinding warm rains, when all the hills
and valleys smoked; the beautiful misty mornings when nobody knew where they would camp that night; the steady, cautious drive of the wild elephants, and the mad rush and blaze and hullabaloo of the last night's drive, when the elephants poured into the stockade like boulders in a landslide, found that they could not get out, and flung themselves at the heavy posts only to be driven back by yells and flaring torches and volleys of blank cartridge.
Close under the Calton Hill
there runs a certain narrow avenue, part street, part by-road.
From the brow of the next hill
I saw a thick wood spreading wide and black before me.
Even as he went on, the shout, the laugh, the shriek the sob, rose up in unison, till they changed into the hollow, fitful, and uneven sound of the wind, as it fought among the pine-trees on those three lonely hills
A sign over the door denoted it to be the White Mountain Post Office -- an establishment which distributes letters and newspapers to perhaps a score of persons, comprising the population of two or three townships among the hills
We are not yet reduced to wandering among these free hills
accompanied by a body guard.
The evening was spent in feasting and rejoicing among the relations of the successful warriors; but the sounds of grief and wailing were heard from the hills
adjacent to the village -the lamentations of women who had lost some relative in the foray.
sweated the ghi and sugar suet off his bones; the dry air, taken sobbingly at the head of cruel passes, firmed and built out his upper ribs; and the tilted levels put new hard muscles into calf and thigh.
A few bands of scattered clouds strung up and down the valley, catching on a shoulder of the hills
, or rising up and dying out when they were level with the head of the pass.
Well, look at those hills
which surround the main one where the site for the Castle was wisely chosen--on the highest ground.
While I disliked the thought of carrying out the thing that I had decided upon, there seemed no alternative if Tars Tarkas and I were to go back together to my little camp in the hills
Within the hour we were fairly within the Straits of Gibraltar, the tall yellow-splotched hills
of Africa on our right, with their bases veiled in a blue haze and their summits swathed in clouds--the same being according to Scripture, which says that "clouds and darkness are over the land.
It went overhead perhaps a thousand feet up (Bert heard the engine), sailed away southward, vanished over the hills
, reappeared a little blue outline far off in the east, going now very fast before a gentle south-west gale, returned above the Crystal Palace towers, circled round them, chose a position for descent, and sank down out of sight.