Spit on the city of compressed souls and slender breasts, of pointed eyes and sticky fingers--
On the city of the obtrusive, the brazen-faced, the pen-demagogues and tongue-demagogues, the overheated ambitious:--
Between it and the city was no semblance of breastwork or other protection against rifle or cannon fire; yet distinctly now in the light of the rising sun Carthoris could see many figures moving along the summit of the high wall, and upon the roof tops beyond.
And then the great gate in the city wall opposite the platform of Hortan Gur swung suddenly wide.
The way was over some of the worst traveling I have ever seen, and I do not wonder that in this land where there are neither thoats nor fliers that Marentina is in little fear of invasion; but at last we reached our destination, the first view of which I had from a slight elevation a half-mile from the city.
The moment we entered the city Talu threw off his outer garments of fur, as did we, and I saw that his apparel differed but little from that of the red races of Barsoom.
Part of the property of the city
of Telephonia consists of ten million poles, as many as would make a fence from New York to California, or put a stockade around Texas.
But the Guardian of the Gate is considered a faithful Guardian, and the King's Army will not let the City be conquered without a struggle.
It was not long before they came to the green granite walls of the City and halted before the gateway.
In the valley beneath lay the city
they had just left, its more prominent buildings showing as in an isometric drawing--among them the broad cathedral tower, with its Norman windows and immense length of aisle and nave, the spires of St Thomas's, the pinnacled tower of the College, and, more to the right, the tower and gables of the ancient hospice, where to this day the pilgrim may receive his dole of bread and ale.
The airships lined out as they moved forward into the form of a flattened V, with its apex towards the city
, and with the flagship going highest at the apex.
I'm not sure they are not happier than the city
people," replied the Shaggy Man.
Little by little, the tide of houses, always thrust from the heart of the city
outwards, overflows, devours, wears away, and effaces this wall.
Beyond the wall rose the domes of several structures and numerous minarets dotted the sky line of the city
My home now was upon an avenue leading into the plaza from the south, the main artery down which we had marched from the gates of the city