And when she had put it into the hole of the rock
, and turned it, a sudden sharp snap was heard; then, with a solemn creak that made the shivers run down the child's back, the face of the rock
fell outward, like a door on hinges, and revealed a small dark chamber just inside.
Of course she should have roused the children at once; not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them, but because it was no longer good for them to sleep on a rock
'Twas downright madness to show six feet of flesh and blood, on a naked rock
, to the raging savages.
"I will go upon the rock
, boys, and look abroad for the savages," said Ishmael shortly after, advancing towards them with a mien which he intended should be conciliating, at the same time that it was authoritative.
He came at length to where a steep rock
intervened between him and the gang, for he saw the light of their lantern shining up against the branches of the trees on the other side.
“There is nothing left, Miss Temple,” he said, “but to lower you from this place to the rock
And when the Doctor came running up to him, he found the dog staring into a big, deep hole in the middle of the rock
In the further corner, under the shadow of a great rock
, there crouched seven bowmen, with great John in the centre of them--all wounded, weary, and in sorry case, but still unconquered, with their blood-stained weapons waving and their voices ringing a welcome to their countrymen.
'Come on, my hearty there is no other alternative!' and with this he ducked beneath the foliage, and slipping down the trunk, stood in a moment at least fifty feet beneath me, upon the broad shelf of rock
from which sprung the tree he had descended.
"The only thing to do," said the shaggy man to his friends, in a low tone, "is to get out of this pocket in the rocks
as soon as we can, and leave the Scoodlers behind us.
Then, when they had disappeared, he said with a smile, -- "'Tis strange that it should be among such men that we find proofs of friendship and devotion." Then he dragged himself cautiously to the top of a rock
, from which he had a full view of the sea, and thence he saw the tartan complete her preparations for sailing, weigh anchor, and, balancing herself as gracefully as a water-fowl ere it takes to the wing, set sail.
In the morning I saw a red deer, a buck with a fine spread of antlers, standing in the rain on the top of the island; but he had scarce seen me rise from under my rock
, before he trotted off upon the other side.
Nevertheless, it fell full on the breast of the captain Faku, shattering his bones, and sweeping him from the ledge of rock
on to the slope beneath, where he lay still.
Scarcely had he pronounced these words, when the impulse of the fall augmented the weight; the enormous rock
sank down, pressed by those others which sank in from the sides, and, as it were, swallowed up Porthos in a sepulcher of badly jointed stones.
"'You will find the other rock
lie lower, but they are so close together that there is not more than a bow-shot between them.