It was one in the morning when we arrived at the first slopes
of the mountain; but to gain access to them we must venture through the difficult paths of a vast copse.
Of a sudden the guns on the slope
roared out a message of warning.
They were too close beneath the mountains to scan them generally, but they now recollected having noticed, from the plain, a beautiful slope
rising, at an angle of about thirty degrees, and apparently without any break, until it reached the snowy region.
But on the other side, on the flat Essex side, a shapeless and desolate red edifice, a vast pile of bricks with many windows and a slate roof more inaccessible than an Alpine slope
, towers over the bend in monstrous ugliness, the tallest, heaviest building for miles around, a thing like an hotel, like a mansion of flats (all to let), exiled into these fields out of a street in West Kensington.
I have often thought so when, in foreign countries, where the fields and woods have looked to me like our English Loamshire--the rich land tilled with just as much care, the woods rolling down the gentle slopes
to the green meadows--I have come on sormething by the roadside which has reminded me that I am not in Loamshire: an image of a great agony--the agony of the Cross.
I was plodding up the slope
, turning these thoughts over in my mind, and had reached a point which may have been half-way to home, when my mind was brought back to my own position by a strange noise behind me.
She let Denis Eady lead out the horse, climb into the cutter and fling back the bearskin to make room for her at his side; then, with a swift motion of flight, she turned about and darted up the slope
toward the front of the church.
Their western slope
determines the flow of all the waters in this region of Africa toward the ocean.
Look, too," and I pointed to a series of worn flat slabs of stone that were placed on a gentle slope
below the level of a watercourse which in some past age had been cut out of the solid rock; "if those are not tables once used to wash the 'stuff,' I'm a Dutchman.
As if responding to them but with a different sort of merriment, the metallic sound of the bells reverberated high above and the hot rays of the sun bathed the top of the opposite slope
with yet another sort of merriment.
On the slope
of the right-hand hill white houses with brown roofs were settled, like nesting sea-birds, and at intervals cypresses striped the hill with black bars.
Somehow--the gods alone can explain it--Perry, too, had clung to his rifle during his mad descent of the icy slope
Villa rode back down the slope
to the opposite bank of the stream.
In taking down the body the men disturbed the loose, friable earth of the slope
below it, disclosing human bones already nearly uncovered by the action of water and frost.
He is riding at a walk, straight up the long slope
, with never a turn of the head.