So Dorothy at once clambered to where Billina sat, and there, sure enough, was a smooth path cut between the rocks
. It seemed to wind around the mound from top to bottom, like a cork-screw, twisting here and there between the rough boulders but always remaining level and easy to walk upon.
The cries came from no particular direction, though it was evident they filled the woods, and, as the appalled listeners easily imagined, the caverns of the falls, the rocks
, the bed of the river, and the upper air.
The blanket was cut into shreds, and the fragments fastened together: the loose linen jacket of the youth and the light muslin shawl of Elizabeth were attached to them, and the whole thrown over the rocks
with the rapidity of lightning; but the united Pieces did not reach half-way to the bottom.
See yonder horses which stray among the rocks
Under these we were obliged to crawl on our hands and feet, sliding along the oozy surface of the rocks
, or slipping into the deep pools, and with scarce light enough to guide us.
The four travelers passed through the rest of the forest in safety, and when they came out from its gloom saw before them a steep hill, covered from top to bottom with great pieces of rock
"The only thing to do," said the shaggy man to his friends, in a low tone, "is to get out of this pocket in the rocks
as soon as we can, and leave the Scoodlers behind us.
A day or two of rest will set me up, and I hope I shall find among the rocks
certain herbs most excellent for bruises."
I knew indeed that shell-fish were counted good to eat; and among the rocks
of the isle I found a great plenty of limpets, which at first I could scarcely strike from their places, not knowing quickness to be needful.
but I cannot." While saying these words, he fell upon his knees, but with his mighty hands he clung to the rocks
, and raised himself up again.
"'Of these two rocks
the one reaches heaven and its peak is lost in a dark cloud.
The black rocks
afford a most striking contrast with the bright green vegetation, which follows the banks of a little stream of clear water.