Sticking his spurs into his horse he made a rush at the mountain
, and got up half-way, then he calmly turned his horse's head and came down again without a slip or stumble.
Their observations inform us that Abyssinia, where the Nile rises and waters vast tracts of land, is full of mountains
, and in its natural situation much higher than Egypt; that all the winter, from June to September, no day is without rain; that the Nile receives in its course all the rivers, brooks, and torrents which fall from those mountains
; these necessarily swell it above the banks, and fill the plains of Egypt with the inundation.
Picture to yourselves," said I, "what this crater must have been when filled with boiling lava, and when the level of the incandescent liquid rose to the orifice of the mountain
, as though melted on the top of a hot plate.
The old mountain
has thrown a stone at us, for fear we should forget him," said the landlord, recovering himself.
The passages from Sketches from Memory show that Hawthorne had visited the mountains
in one of his occasional rambles from home, but there are no entries in his Note Books which give accounts of such a visit.
The consequence is that the Rocky Mountains
and the ulterior regions, from the Russian possessions in the north down to the Spanish settlements of California, have been traversed and ransacked in every direction by bands of hunters and Indian traders; so that there is scarcely a mountain
pass, or defile, that is not known and threaded in their restless migrations, nor a nameless stream that is not haunted by the lonely trapper.
He considered his projected establishment at the mouth of the Columbia as the emporium to an immense commerce; as a colony that would form the germ of a wide civilization; that would, in fact, carry the American population across the Rocky Mountains
and spread it along the shores of the Pacific, as it already animated the shores of the Atlantic.
Well, the border of huge mountains
is here, but the lake itself is not a basin.
The cavern did not come to an end, as they had expected it would, but slanted upward through the great glass mountain
, running in a direction that promised to lead them to the side opposite the Mangaboo country.
laughed the General, who was now on the mountain
His last crossing had been from the mountains
of the Russian River, across wide-farmed Santa Rosa Valley, to Sonoma Mountain
Not far from that, rose to a height of 17,400 feet the annular mountain
of Short, equal to the Asiatic Caucasus.
But with our Alpine productions, left isolated from the moment of the returning warmth, first at the bases and ultimately on the summits of the mountains
, the case will have been somewhat different; for it is not likely that all the same arctic species will have been left on mountain
ranges distant from each other, and have survived there ever since; they will, also, in all probability have become mingled with ancient Alpine species, which must have existed on the mountains
before the commencement of the Glacial epoch, and which during its coldest period will have been temporarily driven down to the plains; they will, also, have been exposed to somewhat different climatal influences.
Head marvels how mines have been discovered in such extraordinary situations, as the bleak summit of the mountain
So when Zarathustra thus ascended the mountain
, he thought on the way of his many solitary wanderings from youth onwards, and how many mountains
and ridges and summits he had already climbed.