All the peace and soothing of quiet Nature lay in that dark curtain of vegetation
, but away from behind there came ever the one message from our fellow-man.
was similar to that which covers the lawns of the red Martians of the great waterways, but the trees and birds were unlike anything that I had ever seen upon Mars, and then through the further trees I could see that most un-Martian of all sights--an open sea, its blue waters shimmering beneath the brazen sun.
They move with absolute noiselessness between borders of crimson sward and beneath arching trees gorgeous with the wondrous blooms that mark so many of the highly cultivated varieties of Barsoomian vegetation
From his high perch, one sees before him and below him, a wall of dreary mountains, shorn of vegetation
, glaring fiercely in the sun; it fences in a level desert of yellow sand, smooth as velvet and threaded far away with fine lines that stand for roads, and dotted with creeping mites we know are camel-trains and journeying men; right in the midst of the desert is spread a billowy expanse of green foliage; and nestling in its heart sits the great white city, like an island of pearls and opals gleaming out of a sea of emeralds.
Joe found this splendid vegetation
a matter of course, seeing that they were in Africa.
A splinter from the projectile had damaged one of the control levers beyond the possibility of repair outside a machine shop; but after considerable tinkering, Carthoris was able to propel his wounded flier at low speed, a rate which could not approach the rapid gait of the thoat, whose eight long, powerful legs carried it over the ochre vegetation
of the dead sea-bottom at terrific speed.
In a moment I was knee-deep in rotting vegetation
, and the awful thing behind me was gaining rapidly as I floundered and fell in my efforts to extricate myself.
As I ad-vanced I could not but note the changing nature of the vegetation
and the paling of its hues.
The rustling curtain of vegetation
parted a few paces from where the sleeper lay, and the massive head of a lion appeared.
Nowhere had he found any sign that men had stopped even temporarily upon this shore, though, of course, he knew that so quickly does the rank vegetation
of the tropics erase all but the most permanent of human monuments that he might be in error in his deductions.
Across the desolate plain, stripped bare of all vegetation
, and made hideous forever by the growth of a mighty industry, where the furnace fires reddened the sky, and only the unbroken line of ceaseless lights showed where town dwindled into village and suburbs led back again into town.
Here, in his prison, there was not a trace of vegetation
, not an atom of soil, not a ray of sunshine.
Here and there, banyan trees, like rocky islands, shouldered aside the streaming riot of vegetation
between their crowded columns, showing portals and passages wherein all daylight was lost and only midnight gloom remained.
The shore was massed with mangroves and dense, tropical vegetation
It terminated in a concave breast of rock, nearly vertical and destitute of vegetation