As the last foot touched the rock
, the canoe whirled from its station, when the tall form of the scout was seen, for an instant, gliding above the waters, before it disappeared in the impenetrable darkness that rested on the bed of the river.
On one side of the church extends a wide woody dell, along which raves a large brook among broken rocks
and trunks of fallen trees.
At half past five he happened to turn around, and "beheld the glorious spectacle of the Matterhorn, just touched by the rosy-fingered morning, and looking like a huge pyramid of fire rising out of the barren ocean of ice and rock
His pads struck upon the rock
here where it is smooth, and there for a second he seemed to cling, while his great jaws closed with a clash but a spear's breadth beneath the dead man's foot.
And when they got nearer they could see that the rock
was very large--as large as a big field.
Meanwhile, by a cleft between two walls of rock
, following a path worn by a torrent, and which, in all human probability, human foot had never before trod, Dantes approached the spot where he supposed the grottos must have existed.
She has twelve mis-shapen feet, and six necks of the most prodigious length; and at the end of each neck she has a frightful head with three rows of teeth in each, all set very close together, so that they would crunch any one to death in a moment, and she sits deep within her shady cell thrusting out her heads and peering all round the rock
, fishing for dolphins or dogfish or any larger monster that she can catch, of the thousands with which Amphitrite teems.
The beacon bathed with light the little strait through which they were about to pass and the rock
where the young man stood with bare head and crossed arms.
In this way they struggled forward, manfully braving difficulties and dangers, until they came to where the bed of the river was narrowed to a mere chasm, with perpendicular walls of rock
that defied all further progress.
He came at length to where a steep rock
intervened between him and the gang, for he saw the light of their lantern shining up against the branches of the trees on the other side.
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.
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: