So Rose sat dreaming, the arid
level of monotonous days which, one short hour ago, had stretched before her, flowering into fragrant, sun-filled fields.
All the seamy side of things, all the secret reasons and rotten motives and bribery arid
blackmail they call politics.
I had been told that Frome was poor, and that the saw-mill and the arid
acres of his farm yielded scarcely enough to keep his household through the winter; but I had not supposed him to be in such want as Harmon's words implied, and I expressed my wonder.
An hour later found us in the time-rounded gullies of the hills, amid the beautiful flowering plants that abound in the arid
waste places of Barsoom.
For great distances in all directions rugged hills and arid
stretches of dead sea bottom discourage intercourse with them, and since there is practically no such thing as foreign commerce upon warlike Barsoom, where each nation is sufficient to itself, really little has been known relative to the court of the Jeddak of Kaol and the numerous strange, but interesting, people over whom he rules.
We have already assigned three causes on which it will depend; nature, custom, and reason, arid
shown what sort of men nature must produce for this purpose; it remains then that we determine which we shall first begin by in education, reason or custom, for these ought always to preserve the most entire harmony with each other; for it may happen that reason may err from the end proposed, and be corrected by custom.
The doctor and his friends felt themselves in a very anomalous condition; an atmospheric current of extreme velocity was bearing them away beyond arid
mountains, upon whose summits vast fields of snow surprised the gaze; while their convulsed appearance told of Titanic travail in the earliest epoch of the world's existence.
I had been dreaming that I was bathing in a running stream, with green banks and trees upon them, and I awoke to find myself in this arid
wilderness, and to remember, as Umbopa had said, that if we did not find water this day we must perish miserably.
He did not know how wide a country, arid
and precipitous, must be crossed before the traveller through life comes to an acceptance of reality.
Many of them expected to be thrown downstairs at once, without further ceremony, the elegant arid
irresistible Zaleshoff among them.
You do not endure those atrocious nights, those nights without end, which, with arid
eye and fainting heart, others pass through who are destined to die.
It was mid-forenoon when the two at last entered one of the roads that cut through the cultivated districts at regular intervals, joining the arid
wastes on either side with the great, white, central highway that follows through the centre from end to end of the far-reaching, threadlike farm lands.