GRAVEL


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Elijah, while on a hunt for moose fifty miles away, had panned the surface gravel of a large creek and found good colors.
I whirled round, and there, on one of those dry gravel beds, was the biggest snake I had ever seen.
Yet all this gravel has been transported, and probably rounded, subsequently to the deposition of the white beds, and long subsequently to the underlying beds with the tertiary shells.
"If I did not reason as I do in regard to this gravel," he went on, "I should have to assume a balloon!--My dear fellow, the science of the aerostation of dirigible balloons is not yet developed enough for me to consider it and suppose that a murderer would drop from the clouds!
Being old and sly, I forbore to call out; but being also, unfortunately, old and heavy, my feet betrayed me on the gravel. Before I could steal suddenly round the corner, as I had proposed, I heard lighter feet than mine-- and more than one pair of them as I thought--retreating in a hurry.
The common round the sand pits was dotted with people, stand- ing like myself in a half-fascinated terror, staring at these creatures, or rather at the heaped gravel at the edge of the pit in which they lay.
Tattered gamins on the right made a furious assault on the gravel heap.
Blended with its borders, the gravel walk seemed unsteady and insecure to step on.
Baroda heard footsteps crunching the gravel; but could discern in the darkness only the approaching red point of a lighted cigar.
His face was turned to the hillside, where a man had just emerged from the woods, and was halting irresolutely before the glaring expanse of upheaved gravel and glistening boulders that stretched between him and the shaded group.
Two delighful twilight walks on the third and fourth evenings of her being there, not merely on the dry gravel of the shrubbery, but all over the grounds, and especially in the most distant parts of them, where there was something more of wildness than in the rest, where the trees were the oldest, and the grass was the longest and wettest, had--assisted by the still greater imprudence of sitting in her wet shoes and stockings--given Marianne a cold so violent as, though for a day or two trifled with or denied, would force itself by increasing ailments on the concern of every body, and the notice of herself.
Whether fine or wet, he passed most of it pacing the gravel paths in Lincoln's Inn Fields.