True, the shock of their fall
was communicated to the cerebral cells, but they died immediately, before they could have progeny.
On each hand the walls of the ravine presented their overhanging sides both above and below the fall
, affording no means whatever of avoiding the cataract by taking a circuit round it.
"Well, suppose this house, just as it is, placed a few billion miles above a planet, and with nothing else near enough to disturb it: of course it falls
to the planet?"
See that you fall
not into the hands of your foes as men caught in the meshes of a net, and they sack your fair city forthwith.
And at last Joe, representing a whole tribe of weeping outlaws, dragged him sadly forth, gave his bow into his feeble hands, and Tom said, "Where this arrow falls
, there bury poor Robin Hood under the green- wood tree." Then he shot the arrow and fell back and would have died, but he lit on a nettle and sprang up too gaily for a corpse.
'Because people don't fall
off quite so often, when they've had much practice.'
"Look out!" cried Dorothy, who noticed that the beautiful man did not look where he was going; "be careful, or you'll fall
down she came upon a heap of sticks and dry leaves, and the fall
"I did not fall
," said Sancho Panza, "but from the shock I got at seeing my master fall
, my body aches so that I feel as if I had had a thousand thwacks."
The spout, above which he had stood, arrested him in his fall
. He clung to it with desperate hands, and, at the moment when he opened his mouth to utter a second cry, he beheld the formidable and avenging face of Quasimodo thrust over the edge of the balustrade above his head.
The declivity of the upper surface, from the circumference to the centre, is the natural cause why all the dews and rains, which fall
upon the island, are conveyed in small rivulets toward the middle, where they are emptied into four large basins, each of about half a mile in circuit, and two hundred yards distant from the centre.
Tarzan, happily, was uninjured by the fall
, alighting catlike upon all fours far outspread to take up the shock.