Left by their guide, the travelers remained a few minutes in helpless ignorance, afraid even to move along the broken rocks, lest a false step should precipitate them down some one of the many deep and roaring caverns
, into which the water seemed to tumble, on every side of them.
This was more beautiful than words can describe, for in the constant progress of the ice it has changed the form of its extremity and formed a vast cavern
, as blue as the sky above, and rippled like a frozen ocean.
Then, once free, from the day and hour and moment when he was so, he could have but one only thought, which was, to gain Monte Cristo by some means, and remain there alone under some pretext which would arouse no suspicions; and once there, to endeavor to find the wonderful caverns
, and search in the appointed spot, -- the appointed spot, be it remembered, being the farthest angle in the second opening.
So far and wide she searched among the caverns
of the sea, and gathered all the brightest jewels shining there; and then upon her faithful Breeze once more went journeying through the sky.
And therefore the marvellously gifted statesman had always a weary gloom in the deep caverns
of his eyes, as of a child that has outgrown its playthings or a man of mighty faculties and little aims, whose life, with all its high performances, was vague and empty, because no high purpose had endowed it with reality.
You will be surrounded by a host of admirers, pouring into your ears their admiration and love, and then what shall I have to support me, but that 'yes,' with which you once raised me from the depths of despair to an elevation of happiness that was high as the highest pinnacle of the caverns
of Kentucky; raising me from the depths of Chimborazo.
It was now sunset, and the feeble uncertain light that found its way into these caverns
and woody depths heightened their strange appearance, and reminded us that in a short time we should find ourselves in utter darkness.
Every loom From Milan down to Sicily shall be mine, And mine the pearls that the Arabian seas Store in their silent caverns
The tenants of the lake were far-famed for both their quantities and their quality, and the ice had hardly disappeared before numberless little boats were launched from the shores, and the lines of the fishermen were dropped into the inmost recesses of its deepest caverns
, tempting the unwary animals with every variety of bait that the ingenuity or the art of man had invented.
Here he lurks in caverns
, or holes which he has digged in the sides of hills, or under the roots and trunks of fallen trees.
At such times he was startled at the horrible suspicions that rose, monster-like, out of the caverns
of his heart and stared him in the face; his love grew thin and faint as the morning mist, his doubts alone had substance.
These hideous beasts dig for themselves vast caverns
in the soil, of a funnel shape, and line the sides of them with, rocks, so disposed one upon the other that they fall instantly, when trodden upon by other animals, thus precipitating them into the monster's dens, where their blood is immediately sucked, and their carcasses afterwards hurled contemptuously out to an immense distance from "the caverns
Amongst other things he has a special knowledge of the Peak and its caverns
, and knows all the old legends of prehistoric times.
The interiors of their caverns
were cleared of rubbish, though still far from clean, and they had pallets of dried grasses covered with the skins of leopard, lynx, and bear, while before the entrances were barriers of stone and small, rudely circular stone ovens.
We were both very tired, and the sight of these caverns
, several of which could be easily barricaded, decided us to halt until the following morning.