The farther moon lay close to the horizon, casting a dense shadow beneath the cliffs that fringed the water.
My quarry was plainly visible again, and in the increasing light from the phosphorescent rock that lay embedded in great patches in the roughly arched roof of the cavern I had no difficulty in following him.
Yet there I lay
, listening sometimes to that vile woman's tread below; sometimes to mysterious whispers, between whom I neither knew nor cared; anon to my watch ticking by my side, to the heart beating in my body, hour after hour - hour after hour.
And a moment later, amidst a cloud of dust, the raiders were galloping madly across the plain, and out from the concealment of the reeds along the river, crept a party of black warriors toward the spot where the golden ingots of Opar lay
piled on the ground.
He would rebuild and enlarge the cabin of his birth, constructing storage houses where he would make the apes lay
away food when it was plenty against the times that were lean--a thing no ape ever had dreamed of doing.
A desire for revenge acted as an almost equally powerful incentive to spur him into the face of danger to accomplish his design, so that it was a desperate man that lay
hidden in the foliage beside the little river searching with eager eyes for some sign of a small canoe which might be easily handled by a single paddle.
High indeed then were her hopes as she came in sight of the hill, but they were soon dashed by what lay
before her, for there, in the fields that lay
between, were fully a hundred creatures similar to those behind her and all were on the alert, evidently warned by the whistling of their fellows.
All that day he urged his reluctant companions on through the fearful heat of the tropics until, almost exhausted, they halted at dusk upon the bank of a river, where they filled their stomachs with cooling draughts, and after eating lay
down to sleep.
like that for a long time, wiping his eyes on the fur of his coat and tucking under his knee the right skirt, which the wind kept turning up.
He had lived too long and too philosophically to lay
blame on a dog for breaking a taboo which it did not know.
Accordingly, I lay
down to sleep; a little peaty earth had drifted in between the top of the two rocks, and some bracken grew there, to be a bed to me; the last thing I heard was still the crying of the eagles.
There is much reason to believe, that the territory which now composes Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and a large portion of the country west of the Mississippi, lay
formerly under water.
It was my lot first of all to fall into pretty good company in London, which does not always happen to such loose and misguided young fellows as I then was; the devil generally not omitting to lay
some snare for them very early; but it was not so with me.
I sat up with him so much and so often, that at last, indeed, he would not let me sit up any longer, and then I got a pallet-bed into his room, and lay
in it just at his bed's feet.
Even when their eyes had met, and her sister had approached the bed, Louisa lay
for minutes looking at her in silence, and suffering her timidly to hold her passive hand, before she asked: