Then Dorothy walked back up the path, and followed it until she came to the very top of the hill, where a solitary round rock
stood that was bigger than any of the others surrounding it.
They treated all the boys in the same way, except of course Peter, who chatted with them on Marooners' Rock
by the hour, and sat on their tails when they got cheeky.
The moon had risen, and its light was already glancing here and there on the waters above them; but the extremity of the rock
where they stood still lay in shadow.
Why do ye all keep hovering round the rock
, like lolloping reptiles in the spring, when the heavens are beginning to be alive with birds, man.
by the expiring light of the fire he beheld, just over the disk of the rock
, what appeared to be the grim visage of the drowned buccaneer, grinning hideously down upon him.
Mohegan pointed toward Elizabeth, who, forgetting her danger, had sunk back to a projection of the rock
as soon as she recognized the sounds of Edwards’ voice, and said with something like awakened animation:
And when they got nearer they could see that the rock
was very large--as large as a big field.
The silent squire said nothing, but he took up the rope, and, having examined it, he tied one end firmly round a projecting rock
. Then he cast off his breast-plate, thigh pieces, and greaves, while Alleyne followed his example.
Again and again I tried to reach it, until at length, maddened with the thought of my situation, I swayed myself violently by striking my foot against the side of the rock
, and at the instant that I approached the large root caught desperately at it, and transferred myself to it.
They had nearly reached the first rock
when they heard a rough voice cry out, "Keep back!"
They moved forward a little faster to see what the dog was barking at, and found perched upon a point of rock
by the roadside a curious creature.
Meanwhile, by a cleft between two walls of rock
, following a path worn by a torrent, and which, in all human probability, human foot had never before trod, Dantes approached the spot where he supposed the grottos must have existed.