"I can see plenty of nice gardens and fields down below us, at the edge of this city.
But he did not wish the little girl to think him a coward, so he advanced slowly to the edge of the roof.
I kept close to the edge of the forest, in the very midst of which the hill seemed to rise.
Well, I must have traveled nearly a mile across that mesa without seeing a sign of anyone, when all of a sud-den, as I crept around the edge of a boulder, I ran plump into a man, down on all fours like myself, crawl-ing toward me.
A wide, open space lay before us--some hundreds of yards across--all green turf and low bracken growing to the very edge of the cliff.
In the open, and near the edge of the cliff, there had assembled a crowd of some hundred of these shaggy, red-haired creatures, many of them of immense size, and all of them horrible to look upon.
I was able practically to show this fact, by covering the edges
of the hexagonal walls of a single cell, or the extreme margin of the circumferential rim of a growing comb, with an extremely thin layer of melted vermilion wax; and I invariably found that the colour was most delicately diffused by the bees--as delicately as a painter could have done with his brush--by atoms of the coloured wax having been taken from the spot on which it had been placed, and worked into the growing edges
of the cells all round.
Whet, whet, whet,--Humphrey Van Weyden sharpening his knife in a ship's galley and trying its edge
with his thumb!
I gagged and bound him and then hung him over the edge
of the roof as I myself had hung a few moments before.
As the success of her plan approached more closely to fruition she became so wrapped in her efforts that she failed to note the figure of a man standing beneath a huge tree at the edge
of the jungle from which he had just emerged.
An officer of the Federal force, who, in a spirit of adventure or in quest of knowledge, had left the hidden bivouac in the valley, and, with aimless feet, had made his way to the lower edge
of a small open space near the foot of the cliff, was considering what he had to gain by pushing his exploration further.
The caution of the beast was lost in the loyalty of the man, and so it came that he entered a large clearing, denuded of trees, without a thought of what might lie there or upon the farther edge
to dispute the way with him.
He dribbled a little water in over the depressed edge
of the pan.
I used to love to drift along the pale-yellow cornfields, looking for the damp spots one sometimes found at their edges
, where the smartweed soon turned a rich copper colour and the narrow brown leaves hung curled like cocoons about the swollen joints of the stem.
Let me play at quoits with cyclonic gales, flinging the discs of spinning cloud and whirling air from one end of my dismal kingdom to the other: over the Great Banks or along the edges
of pack-ice - this one with true aim right into the bight of the Bay of Biscay, that other upon the fiords of Norway, across the North Sea where the fishermen of many nations look watchfully into my angry eye.