About thirty miles above Point Vancouver the mountains again approach on both sides of the river, which is bordered by stupendous precipices, covered with the fir and the white cedar, and enlivened occasionally by beautiful cascades
leaping from a great height, and sending up wreaths of vapor.
That I know as surely as that the sun will rise, and that cascade
come shining over the rocks after I am dead and done.
Helen would begin, gazing as if she saw a visionary cascade
, "I've a good mind to go with you myself, Willoughby--only I can't.
His black beard poured forward in a more impressive cascade
, and his clear grey eyes, with their insolent and sardonic eyelids, were even more masterful than of yore.
But, flowing over his breast nearly to his knees, was a river of crinkly brown beard; and adown his back, beneath his commonplace felt hat, was a corresponding cascade
of thick, wavy, brown hair.
This ledge formed a flat spot, above which a beautiful cascade
, some hundred feet in height, poured down its waters, and beneath, another high cascade
fell into the main stream in the valley below.
In the midst of the grove was a fine lawn, sloping down towards the house, near the summit of which rose a plentiful spring, gushing out of a rock covered with firs, and forming a constant cascade
of about thirty feet, not carried down a regular flight of steps, but tumbling in a natural fall over the broken and mossy stones till it came to the bottom of the rock, then running off in a pebly channel, that with many lesser falls winded along, till it fell into a lake at the foot of the hill, about a quarter of a mile below the house on the south side, and which was seen from every room in the front.
So now Della's beautiful hair fell about her, rippling and shining like a cascade
of brown waters.
Withdrawing my hand when another hand already stretcheth out to it; hesitating like the cascade
, which hesitateth even in its leap:--thus do I hunger for wickedness!
Having spoken these words, Miss Miggs made divers efforts to rub her shoulders in an impossible place, and shivered from head to foot; thereby giving the beholders to understand that the imaginary cascade
was still in full flow, but that a sense of duty upheld her under that and all other sufferings, and nerved her to endurance.
After one passes the last of these he has a backward glimpse at the falls which is very pleasing--they rise in a seven-stepped stairway of foamy and glittering cascades
, and make a picture which is as charming as it is unusual.
Rising out of the grass, tangled round the sun-dial, wreathing the tree trunks and hanging from their branches, climbing up the walls and spreading over them with long garlands falling in cascades
--they came alive day by day, hour by hour.