When I ascertained that these young trees had not been sown or planted, I was so much surprised at their numbers that I went to several points of view, whence I could examine hundreds of acres of the unenclosed heath
, and literally I could not see a single Scotch fir, except the old planted clumps.
For the heath
, which was the third part of our plot, I wish it to be framed, as much as may be, to a natural wildness.
You can think that I looked out when I came to Charlington Heath
, and there, sure enough, was the man, exactly as he had been the two weeks before.
I wound my way down slowly over the heath
, enjoying the divine stillness of the scene, and admiring the soft alternations of light and shade as they followed each other over the broken ground on every side of me.
Back he turned again, without the courage to purchase bit or drop, though he had tasted no food for many hours; and once more he lingered on the Heath
, uncertain where to go.
I touched the heath
, it was dry, and yet warm with the beat of the summer day.
"You see that green lane there," he broke off, pointing to a romantic path winding along the heath
side; "it was along there he used to go of a night to meet her after every one was in bed; and when it all came out there was a regular cartload of bottles found there.
As they advanced, the path still tended upwards, running from heath
into copses of holly and yew, and so back into heath
Much of it was red with heather; much of the rest broken up with bogs and hags and peaty pools; some had been burnt black in a heath
fire; and in another place there was quite a forest of dead firs, standing like skeletons.
This continued for a few minutes, and then everything vanished into thin air, and Iwanich found himself suddenly alone upon a desolate heath
covered with rocks and stones.
The inspector, however, was pretty certain that they would eventually strike some part of Hampstead Heath
. Abruptly one bulging gas-lit window broke the blue twilight like a bull's-eye lantern; and Valentin stopped an instant before a little garish sweetstuff shop.
The road led them across a heath
upon which huge pieces of rock lay strewn about.