Then, turning to ride back into Oakland, a thought came to him that made him grin ruefully as he muttered: "And now it's up to me to make good and buy that blamed quarry.
But the quarry was doomed to pass out of his plans for a time, for on the following Sunday he rode alone.
It was not in the nature of the Frenchman to disappoint expectations so confidently formed; although he cat looking down the precipice which fronted him, as Richard turned his leaders into the quarry
, with a pair of eyes that stood out like those of lobsters.
For look you, when I place a big contract, the terms of which favor me a goodly profit, the freight rate from my quarry to market is promptly raised.
What remains to you over and above," Ernest interrupted to ask, "would roughly be the equivalent of your salary as a manager did the railroad own the quarry.
Tarzan felt that they must be almost upon the quarry, for the scent spoor was becoming stronger and stronger, when the jungle was suddenly shot by livid lightning, and a deafening roar of thunder reverberated through the heavens and the forest until the earth trembled and shook.
And the rain did what Tarzan knew that it would do-- it wiped the spoor of the quarry from the face of the earth.
His rage had become an almost equally consuming passion with his hunger, so that now, as his delicate nostrils apprised him of the recent passage of man, he lowered his head and rumbled forth a thunderous roar, and at a swift walk, careless of the noise he made, set forth upon the trail of his intended quarry
In an instant he was gone, circling wide toward the rear of the quarry.
The splendid fellow was driving the quarry straight toward me.
In a little while we had shut the door of the dark and empty sluice-house, and were passing through the quarry on our way back.
Now, as they went along, Herbert reflected, that I might, after all, have been brought there on some genuine and serviceable errand tending to Provis's safety, and, bethinking himself that in that case interruption must be mischievous, left his guide and Startop on the edge of the quarry, and went on by himself, and stole round the house two or three times, endeavouring to ascertain whether all was right within.
Strickland was the most harmless of all the lion-hunters that pursue their quarry
from the rarefied heights of Hampstead to the nethermost studios of Cheyne Walk.
It was he who first came within sight of the quarry
which they had followed for hours by the mysterious methods of their almost uncanny powers of observation, intuition, and even scent.
So his quarry
had already passed on his return along the trail.