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Summit and abyss--these are now comprised together!
After many moons of painful toil they will reach the summit, from whence they will have a view over the land of souls.
We got under way about the turn of noon, and pulled out for the summit again, with a fresh and vigorous step.
My mule was brought to the door, and I resolved to ascend to the summit of Montanvert.
At the summit was a circular orifice, by which I had caught the slight gleam of light, evidently daylight.
After much toil, he reached the summit of a lofty cliff, but it was only to behold gigantic peaks rising all around, and towering far into the snowy regions of the atmosphere.
This thought calmed me, cheered me, and I sank down, limp and exhausted, upon the summit, but happy, so happy and serene within.
Satisfied, Tarzan turned and retraced his steps toward the summit of the kopje.
You see now," remarked Billings as we craned our necks to scan the summit thousands of feet above us, "how futile it would have been to waste our time in working out details of a plan to surmount those.
Away beyond it rose a line of giant cliffs similar to those upon which we are supposed to stand in our survey of the savage scene, and through which the road had some how made its climb to the summit.
world-- everything to a dead world, where avalanches, rolling from the summits of the mountains, would disperse noiselessly at the bottom of the abyss, retaining the motion, but wanting the sound.
The forest commences at the line of high- water mark, and during the first two hours I gave over all hopes of reaching the summit.