To the left the cliff
ran, apparently unbroken, across the head of the broad valley, to be lost in the outlines of what appeared to be a range of mighty mountains that skirted and confined the valley in every direction.
The launch was lowered, and five of us made a landing, getting a good ducking in the ice-cold waters in the doing of it; but we were rewarded by the finding of the clean-picked bones of what might have been the skeleton of a high order of ape or a very low order of man, lying close to the base of the cliff
On a colossal pedestal, the cliff
, - motionless at the extreme edge of the capping rock and sharply outlined against the sky, - was an equestrian statue of impressive dignity.
itself offered me nothing, so I swam toward the mouth of the fiord.
Our first volley must have mashed some heads, for when they swerved back from the cliff
three of their number were left upon the ground.
Come hither, Alleyne," said Sir Nigel, walking back to the edge of the cliff
which formed the rear of their position.
And I pointed at the base of the cliff
ahead of us, which the receding tide was gradually exposing to our view.
The ascent is not steep, the road having been cut with much care on the side of a sandstone cliff
With their aid I am positive I could climb that detached pinnacle to the summit; but so long as the main cliff
overhangs, it is vain to attempt ascending that.
The approach of sunset was so very beautiful, so grand in its masses of splendidly coloured clouds, that there was quite an assemblage on the walk along the cliff
in the old churchyard to enjoy the beauty.
At last the base of the cliff
is undermined, huge fragments fall down, and these remaining fixed, have to be worn away, atom by atom, until reduced in size they can be rolled about by the waves, and then are more quickly ground into pebbles, sand, or mud.
To run seemed ridiculous, especially toward that steep and unscalable cliff
, and yet I did so, and as I ran I saw Ja, agile as a monkey, crawl down the precipitous face of the rocks, clinging to small projections, and the tough creepers that had found root-hold here and there.