He was edging his way gingerly around the corner of a precipice where the upper
edge of a sharp declivity of ice-glazed snow joined it.
The path soon led deeper into the woodland, and crossed more than one brook, the approach to which was rendered perilous by the marshes through which it flowed; but the stranger seemed to know, as if by instinct, the soundest ground and the safest points of passage; and by dint of caution and attention, brought the party safely into a wilder avenue than any they had yet seen; and, pointing to a large low irregular building at the upper
extremity, he said to the Prior,
It had never been given me to see such deadly accuracy of aim, and it seemed as though a little figure on one of the craft dropped at the explosion of each bullet, while the banners and upper
works dissolved in spurts of flame as the irresistible projectiles of our warriors mowed through them.
They also took some dozen of Nile ducks, a wild bird of high flavour, its throat and upper
part of the head white with black spots.
This they did with the vapour banks near us, as we saw in the starlight from the window of a deserted house at Upper
Halliford, whither we had returned.
The Salmon River is one of the upper
branches of the Oregon or Columbia; and takes its rise from various sources, among a group of mountains to the northwest of the Wind River chain.
It was now apprehended that they were advancing within the American limits, and were endeavoring to seize upon the upper
part of the river and forestall the American Fur Company in the surrounding trade; in which case bloody feuds might be anticipated, such as had prevailed between the rival fur companies in former days.
Long ere the last of the column could hope to reach the upper
pits which lay above the danger point I was convinced that the waters would surge after us in overwhelming volume, and that fully half the expedition would be snuffed out.
On several starlight nights we danced on the upper
deck, under the awnings, and made something of a ball-room display of brilliancy by hanging a number of ship's lanterns to the stanchions.
The one starts among the upper
layers of the hydrogen gas, the other amid the lower layers.
Turner reckoned that it took him a term to lick boys into shape after they had been in the Upper
Third; and now and then he let fall a sly hint, which showed that he knew perfectly what went on in his colleague's form.
Her pretty little upper
lip, on which a delicate dark down was just perceptible, was too short for her teeth, but it lifted all the more sweetly, and was especially charming when she occasionally drew it down to meet the lower lip.
When he returned he fastened a cross-piece to the upper
end of the body, making a hole through the center to hold upright the neck.
They had faith in the Upper
Country, and Harper left down-stream, with a raft-load of supplies, to start a small post at the mouth of the Klondike.
The thirsty father was at the upper
end of the fields, where they were making a drain.