Michael missed his calf as he uprose
, but tore the other leg of the trousers to shreds and received a kick that lifted him a yard above the deck in a half-somersault and landed him on his back on deck.
Then all the birds - the thrush, the lark, the nightingale--cried "Hail," and "the common voice uprose
of birdies small" till all the garden rang with joy.
Then old Tarwater's heart uprose
again as the air was rent by a cyclone of profanity, from the midst of which crackled sentences like: --"Dirty skunks
Hills swelling above each other; and undulations shapely and uncouth, smooth and rugged, graceful and grotesque, thrown negligently side by side, bounded the view in each direction; while frequently, with unexpected noise, there uprose
from the ground a flight of crows, who, cawing and wheeling round the nearest hills, as if uncertain of their course, suddenly poised themselves upon the wing and skimmed down the long vista of some opening valley, with the speed of light itself.
The walls were smooth and black, and there uprose
, growing from the roof as it were, bare trees in the shape of crosses, extremely high.
And all this, the white walls, the moving steel, the floor plates under Solomon Rout's feet, the floors of iron grating above his head, the dusk and the gleams, uprose
and sank continuously, with one accord, upon the harsh wash of the waves against the ship's side.
He contemplated it for a brief space, and hastily uprose