On this the pair once more lifted up their voices and renewed their maledictions upon the books of chivalry, and implored heaven to plunge the authors of such lies and nonsense into the midst of the bottomless
His wings were broken and he seemed to sink into a bottomless
abyss, whence he awoke, bathed in perspiration and nearly as much overcome as if he had really fallen.
They leaped out of the bottomless
hole, chariot and all; and there they were, tossing their black manes, flourishing their black tails, and curvetting with every one of their hoofs off the ground at once, close by the spot where Proserpina stood.
They ARE stinging you--they are poisoning your soul--they are dragging you down into a dark bottomless
pit, where you will sink for ever, and for ever, and for ever, further away from light and God.
She had often looked at him with all her soul, as it seemed to him; but in this present gaze there was a sort of bottomless
Forward of it, extending to the turn of the bow tanks, is an aperture--a bottomless
hatch at present--into which our coach will be locked.
Had the engine run off the track,--a catastrophe, it is whispered, by no means unprecedented,--the bottomless
pit, if there be any such place, would undoubtedly have received us.
It's very apt to set him off with the same energy in a much worse direction," answered Fisher; "a pretty endless sort of direction, a bottomless
pit as deep as the bottomless
Although the boy had told me that it was but ten feet to the floor below I experienced the same thrills as though I were hanging above a bottomless
The pit, which my imagination had pictured as bottomless
, proved to be not more than a hundred feet in depth; but as its walls were smoothly polished it might as well have been a thousand feet, for I could never hope to escape without outside assistance.
Not even an echo replied, and his voice died out in the empty vastness of surrounding space, like a pebble cast into a bottomless
gulf; then, down he sank, fainting, on the sand, alone, amid the eternal silence of the desert.
Reflect that I hold the destinies of both of us in my hand, that I am mad,--it is terrible,--that I may let all go to destruction, and that there is beneath us a bottomless
abyss, unhappy girl, whither my fall will follow yours to all eternity
Was I afraid of finding a bottomless
abyss of empty selfishness?
Along the bed of the old watercourse that once ran through the gorge they made their way, and as the first faint lightening of the eastern horizon presaged the coming dawn, they paused for a moment upon the edge of a declivity, which appeared to the girl in the strange light of the waning night as a vast, bottomless
pit; but, as their captors resumed their way and the light of the new day became stronger, she saw that they were moving downward toward a dense forest.
It would be difficult to guess at the time we spent wandering through those black corridors, climbing steep ascents, feeling our way along the edges of bottomless
pits, never knowing at what moment we might be plunged into some abyss and always haunted by the ever-present terror of death by starvation and thirst.