Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light,and whose broken battlements showed a jagged
line against the sky.
But now some coward hand from behind threw a sharp jagged
stone that smote the stranger on the crown, so that he staggered back, and the red blood gushed from the cut and ran down his face and over his jerkin.
But as his chief aim consisted not in carrying out his design, but in proving to himself that he would not abandon his intention and was doing all he could to achieve it, Pierre hastily took the blunt jagged
dagger in a green sheath which he had bought at the Sukharev market with the pistol, and hid it under his waistcoat.
Dark was the trunk in the middle, and the branches sprang here and there, leaving jagged
intervals of light between them as distinctly as if it had but that second risen from the ground.
Blackness engulfed them on every side, and in breathless silence they waited for the fall to end and crush them against jagged
rocks or for the earth to close in on them again and bury them forever in its dreadful depths.
The Sagoth nearest the cave bear, finding his escape blocked, turned and leaped deliberately to an awful death upon the jagged
rocks three hundred feet below.
I was just about to clamber along the jagged
rocks which lie at the base of the cliff next to the sea, in search of some foothold to the top, when I chanced to see a canoe rounding the end of the island.
The one forgot even his greed in the panic of terror--the other was plunged into total forgetfulness of the past by a jagged
fragment of rock which gashed a deep cut upon his head.
An examination of the wreckage showed that their greatest danger, now, lay in fire, for the flames were licking hungrily at the splintered wood of the wrecked cabin, and had already found a foothold upon the lower deck through a great jagged
hole which the explosion had opened.
At his feet lay an accumulation of broken rock from the hillside above, and as a spear sped, singing, close above his shoulder, the occurrence suggested a use for the rough and jagged
missiles which lay about him in such profusion.
I had lost some hair and hide, here and there; the sharp and jagged
end of a broken branch had thrust fully an inch into my forearm; and my right hip, which had borne the brunt of my contact with the ground, was aching intolerably.
Our friends had come to a little hollow in the hills, and the place where they now stood was surrounded by jagged
peaks of rock, except where the road ran through.
South of the Adour the jagged
line of mountains which fringe the sky-line send out long granite claws, running down into the lowlands and dividing them into "gaves" or stretches of valley.
So he cleared the jagged
glass from the window-ledge and let me stick my head and shoulders out.
said the hen; and Dorothy found she was very near to the heap of loose and jagged
rocks they had passed on their way to the forest.