This old stone
tower was very massive -- and rather ruinous, too, for it was Roman, and four hundred years old.
I had passed the forest, and had come, as it were, to the legs of the old stone
Witch who sits up aloft there forever waiting for the world to die.
To explain the manner of its progress, let A B represent a line drawn across the dominions of Balnibarbi, let the line C D represent the loadstone, of which let D be the repelling end, and C the attracting end, the island being over C: let the stone
be placed in position C D, with its repelling end downwards; then the island will be driven upwards obliquely towards D.
After several blows he perceived that the stones
were not cemented, but had been merely placed one upon the other, and covered with stucco; he inserted the point of his pickaxe, and using the handle as a lever, with joy soon saw the stone
turn as if on hinges, and fall at his feet.
The mineral waters of Arva Wai* ooze forth from the crevices of a rock, and gliding down its mossy side, fall at last, in many clustering drops, into a natural basin of stone
fringed round with grass and dewy-looking little violet-coloured flowers, as fresh and beautiful as the perpetual moisture they enjoy can make them.
The workman who held the plank profited by the space thus given him, and slipped the roller under the stone
Hans took the stone
, and went his way with a light heart: his eyes sparkled for joy, and he said to himself, 'Surely I must have been born in a lucky hour; everything I could want or wish for comes of itself.
All waited in the growing light, their faces and hands as if they were silvered, the remainder of their figures dark, the stones
glistening green-gray, the Plain still a mass of shade.
In combined length these three stones
stretch nearly two hundred feet; they are thirteen feet square; two of them are sixty-four feet long each, and the third is sixty-nine.
None can tell what happened; but it came about that the white man was frightened, for he flung down the goat-skin, with the stones
, and fled out with only the one stone
in his hand, and that the king took, and it is the stone
which thou, Macumazahn, didst take from Twala's brow.
It was a presentiment that human thought, in changing its form, was about to change its mode of expression; that the dominant idea of each generation would no longer be written with the same matter, and in the same manner; that the book of stone
, so solid and so durable, was about to make way for the book of paper, more solid and still more durable.
We only know that yesterday came a Rain of Stones
upon us, which did much damage and injured some of our people.
Tarzan was sure that there was another and more lovely world than that which was confined to the darkness of the four stone
walls surrounding him.
I called out the cry of encouragement, and again the bluff was covered by the screaming horde and the stones
were falling faster than ever.
They had power of command over other objects, could propel sticks and stones
through the air, could even tie him a prisoner to a stick that rendered him helpless.