My contempt and my longing increase together; the higher I clamber
, the more do I despise him who clambereth.
`I had to clamber
down a shaft of perhaps two hundred yards.
Norbury tugged thrice with all his strength upon the cord, and then lowered himself over the edge, while a hundred anxious faces peered over at him as he slowly clambered
downwards to the end of the rope.
Well, Ja should know his own business, I thought, and so I grasped the spear and clambered
up toward the red man as rapidly as I could--being so far removed from my simian ancestors as I am.
Thurid was the first to reach it, and with the agility of a monkey clambered
swiftly to the boat's deck, where a touch of the button controlling the buoyancy tanks sent the craft slowly upward, though not with the speed that marks the well-conditioned flier.
The forces of Hooja--a great horde of savage Sagoths and primeval cave men--were work-ing their way up the steep cliff-face, their agility but slightly less than that of my captors who had clambered
so nimbly aloft--even he who was burdened by my weight.
Clinging precariously to this new hold the jed slowly drew in the landing leather, down which he had clambered
until he could grasp the hook at its end.
I placed a foot upon the lowest ledge and clambered
upward, reaching down and pulling Lys to my side.
The girl, realizing the futility of leaping to the ground, chose the remaining alternative and clambered
to the top of the upper plane.
Here he found a hand-hold, quickly righted himself, and as quickly clambered
upward to be revenged upon Tarzan, but the ape-man was otherwise engaged and did not wish to be interrupted.
Here they found difficulty in reaching the deck, but in a moment Number Thirteen had solved the problem by requiring one of the taller of his crew to stand close in by the ship while the others clambered
upon his shoulders and from there to the Ithaca's deck.
He guessed that the ape had either come or gone by way of the break, and while the Arabs hesitated without, he sprang, catlike, for the opening, grasped the top of the wall and clambered
out upon the roof, dropping instantly to the ground at the rear of the hut.
As it touched Tarzan spoke a few low words to Sheeta and Akut, so that before the attacking warriors could draw away there sprang upon them with a blood-freezing scream a huge panther, and into the other end of their canoe clambered
a great ape.
In the end, however, he reached the bank, clambered
over it and slipped down into the road.
into the pit and fancied I heard a faint movement under my feet.