Being quite dispirited with toil, and wholly overcome by grief and dispair, I lay down between two ridges
, and heartily wished I might there end my days.
The tension on our nerves was near the breaking point, and I doubt if any of us breathed for the few moments he held us covered by his glass; and then he lowered it and we could see him shout a command to the warriors who had passed from our sight behind the ridge
At eleven in the morning the train had reached the dividing ridge
of the waters at Bridger Pass, seven thousand five hundred and twenty-four feet above the level of the sea, one of the highest points attained by the track in crossing the Rocky Mountains.
I increased my pace, and after some time came to a slight ridge
, crossed it, and turned sharply, regarding it steadfastly from the further side.
On the 24th, the travellers took final leave of the Sweet Water, and keeping westwardly, over a low and very rocky ridge
, one of the most southern spurs of the Wind River Mountains, they encamped, after a march of seven hours and a half, on the banks of a small clear stream, running to the south, in which they caught a number of fine trout.
After ten minutes' rapid progress we gained an open space from which we could just descry the ridge
we intended to mount looming dimly through the mists of the tropical shower, and distant from us, as we estimated, something more than a mile.
FOR the two following days, the travellers pursued a westerly course for thirty-four miles along a ridge
of country dividing the tributary waters of the Missouri and the Yellowstone.
All along the ridge
the rock cropped out, bare and bleak, but broken in rough natural castellation.
At the back of the building the garden ran up very steeply to a road along the ridge
above; and a zigzag path scaled the slope in sharp angles, turning to and fro amid evergreens so somber that they might rather be called everblack.
Away at the upper end of a rambling mountain path to which he was making his way, among the pillared rocks along the ridge
that hangs above the town, stood the hermitage, hardly more than a cavern fenced with thorn, in which the third of the great brethren had long hidden himself from the world.
It was an almost perpendicular ridge
that ended in a regular wall rising abruptly in a straight line.
And behind them, over the edge of a low ridge
, other eyes watched--close set, wicked eyes, gleaming beneath shaggy brows.
Presently another pair of eyes were looking down upon the ape-man, and then another and another, until a full score of hideously trapped, savage warriors were lying upon their bellies along the crest of the ridge
watching the white-skinned stranger.
On the ridge
of the hills on his right, little groups of men were at work unlimbering guns.
Morgan said that our best ground was beyond a certain ridge
that he pointed out, and we crossed it by a trail through the chaparral.