"Why, that crack in the rock
, just facing you," replied Billina, whose little round eyes were very sharp and seemed to see everything.
look into the water above, just where it breaks over the rocks
. I am no mortal, if the risky devils haven't swam down upon the very pitch, and, as bad luck would have it, they have hit the head of the island.
Mohegan pointed toward Elizabeth, who, forgetting her danger, had sunk back to a projection of the rock
as soon as she recognized the sounds of Edwards’ voice, and said with something like awakened animation:
The silent squire said nothing, but he took up the rope, and, having examined it, he tied one end firmly round a projecting rock
. Then he cast off his breast-plate, thigh pieces, and greaves, while Alleyne followed his example.
Again and again I tried to reach it, until at length, maddened with the thought of my situation, I swayed myself violently by striking my foot against the side of the rock
, and at the instant that I approached the large root caught desperately at it, and transferred myself to it.
"But you shall not!" replied the voice, and there stepped from behind the rock
the strangest man the travelers had ever seen.
Toto had disappeared from view, but they could hear him barking furiously among the heaps of grey rock
ahead of them.
A large round rock
, placed solidly on its base, was the only spot to which they seemed to lead.
(which had soon grown to be a disgust), and saved me from the sense of horror I had whenever I was quite alone with dead rocks
, and fowls, and the rain, and the cold sea.
With him sank the rock
, which, even in his dying agony he had still held up.
"'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.
 At the cataracts of the great rivers Orinoco, Nile, and Congo, the syenitic rocks
are coated by a black substance, appearing as if they had been polished with plumbago.
One of these precipices, or cliffs, is curiously worn by time and weather so as to have the appearance of a ruined fortress, with towers and battlements, beetling high above the river, while two small cascades, one hundred and fifty feet in height, pitch down from the fissures of the rocks
He was in a light skiff, and being well acquainted with the currents and eddies, had shifted his station, according to the shifting of the tide, from the Hen and Chickens to the Hog's Back, from the Hog's Back to the Pot, and from the Pot to the Frying Pan; but in the eagerness of his sport he did not see that the tide was rapidly ebbing, until the roaring of the whirlpools and eddies warned him of his danger, and he had some difficulty in shooting his skiff from among the rocks
and breakers, and getting to the point of Blackwell's Island. Here he cast anchor for some time, waiting the turn of the tide to enable him to return homeward.
On the day to which the narrative is advanced, the squatter was standing near the base of the rocks
, leaning on his rifle, and regarding the sterile soil that supported him with a look in which contempt and disappointment were strongly blended.