If we know that the enemy is open to attack, and also know that our men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the nature of the ground
makes fighting impracticable, we have still gone only halfway towards victory.
It was only from feeling himself nearer the ground
and from the peculiar smoothness of his motion that Vronsky knew how greatly the mare had quickened her pace.
It was the highest protected ground
, and so naturally became the most important of their camps.
He wandered to and fro in the wood, not knowing where he was going, and at last, worn out by fatigue and misery, he sank on the ground
and fell fast asleep.
They removed their prisoner to the ground
and then commenced a systematic rifling of the vessel.
The small village was alive with no inviting sounds; hoarse, guttural voices contending at the hand-mills where their morsel of hard corn was yet to be ground
into meal, to fit it for the cake that was to constitute their only supper.
And then, one day, he scaled low hills and looked into an inhabited valley--a valley of trees and cultivated fields and plots of ground
enclosed by stone walls surrounding strange towers.
By and by Melanthius came out with a helmet in one hand, and an old dry-rotted shield in the other, which had been borne by Laertes when he was young, but which had been long since thrown aside, and the straps had become unsewn; on this the two seized him, dragged him back by the hair, and threw him struggling to the ground
. They bent his hands and feet well behind his back, and bound them tight with a painful bond as Ulysses had told them; then they fastened a noose about his body and strung him up from a high pillar till he was close up to the rafters, and over him did you then vaunt, O swineherd Eumaeus saying, "Melanthius, you will pass the night on a soft bed as you deserve.
"He is going to take me farther inland to another country where he says that he will be king and I am to be one of his wives," and then to the Englishman's surprise she turned a smiling face toward him, "but there is no danger," she continued, "for we shall both be dead within a few minutes--just give him time enough to get the machine under way, and if he can rise a hundred feet from the ground
I shall never need fear him more."
I suppose the suspense of the reader is now painful, and therefore I shall say at once that David won the match with two lovely fours, the one over my head and the other to leg all along the ground
. When I came back from fielding this last ball I found him embracing his bat, and to my sour congratulations he could at first reply only with hysterical sounds.
Before the smoke of the discharge had cleared away I heard a loud savage cry--a scream like that of a wild animal--and flinging his gun upon the ground
Morgan sprang away and ran swiftly from the spot.
WHILE Captain Bonneville and his men are sojourning among the Nez Perces, on Salmon River, we will inquire after the fortunes of those doughty rivals of the Rocky Mountains and American Fur Companies, who started off for the trapping grounds
to the north-northwest.
And under these rooms, a fair and large cellar, sunk under ground
; and likewise some privy kitchens, with butteries and pantries, and the like.
"And we shan't set foot on the solid ground
?" murmured Joe; "it's enough to cramp a fellow's legs!"
The son of Telamon now struck him under the ear with a spear which he then drew back again, and Imbrius fell headlong as an ash-tree when it is felled on the crest of some high mountain beacon, and its delicate green foliage comes toppling down to the ground
. Thus did he fall with his bronze-dight armour ringing harshly round him, and Teucer sprang forward with intent to strip him of his armour; but as he was doing so, Hector took aim at him with a spear.