We had, perhaps, three hundred yards to cover between our boulder and the cliffs
, and then to search out a suitable shelter for our stand against the terrifying things that were pursuing us.
Bowen Tyler's manuscript had made it perfectly evident to all that the subterranean outlet of the Caspakian River was the only means of ingress or egress to the crater world beyond the impregnable cliffs
. Tyler's party had been able to navigate this channel because their craft had been a submarine; but the Toreador could as easily have flown over the cliffs
as sailed under them.
The rock capped a high cliff
; a stone dropped from its outer edge would have fallen sheer downward one thousand feet to the tops of the pines.
He stretched himself, lowered his head, and lapped water from the drinking-shell at his side, turned and looked at me, and then hobbled off toward the cliffs
Dim memories he had of beetling cliffs
, of a group of huts with wondering faces at the doors, of foaming, clattering water, and of a bristle of mountain beeches.
I could feel the U-33 respond, and yet the arrow still clung straight and sure toward the distant cliffs
That in some cases the sea, instead of spreading out sediment in a uniform sheet, heaps it round submarine rocks and islands, it is hardly possible to doubt, after examining the charts of the West Indies; and that the waves have power to form high and precipitous cliffs
, even in land-locked harbours, I have noticed in many parts of South America.
We moved off in silence, and continued to coast round the line of cliffs
, which were as even and unbroken as some of those monstrous Antarctic ice-fields which I have seen depicted as stretching from horizon to horizon and towering high above the mast-heads of the exploring vessel.
Its sources might lie among wild and inaccessible cliffs
, and tumble and foam down rugged defiles and over craggy precipices; but its direction was in the true course, and up this stream he determined to prosecute his route to the Rocky Mountains.
I think it will be best for her to go to bed tired out physically, so I shall take her for a long walk by the cliffs
to Robin Hood's Bay and back.
I remember having been much struck with the evidence of denudation, when viewing volcanic islands, which have been worn by the waves and pared all round into perpendicular cliffs
of one or two thousand feet in height; for the gentle slope of the lava-streams, due to their formerly liquid state, showed at a glance how far the hard, rocky beds had once extended into the open ocean.
By the time we got to stone-throwing, the Fire People had massed thick at the base of the cliff
. 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.