She ran vaguely on in the direction of the reservoir, with her father's injunction still in her mind, until a terrible idea displaced it, and she turned at right angles suddenly, and ran towards the slope
leading down to the submerged flat.
They were too close beneath the mountains to scan them generally, but they now recollected having noticed, from the plain, a beautiful slope
rising, at an angle of about thirty degrees, and apparently without any break, until it reached the snowy region.
I leant forward to see him better, and a piece of lava, detached by my hand, went pattering down the slope
Back and forward reeled the leopard banner, now borne up the slope
by the rush and weight of the onslaught, now pushing downwards again as Sir Nigel, Burley, and Black Simon with their veteran men-at arms, flung themselves madly into the fray.
The wild-ox revelled in dense herbage that often concealed his whole body; gray, black, and yellow elephants of the most gigantic size burst headlong, like a living hurricane, through the forests, breaking, rending, tearing down, devastating every thing in their path; upon the woody slopes
of the hills trickled cascades and springs flowing northward; there, too, the hippopotami bathed their huge forms, splashing and snorting as they frolicked in the water, and lamantines, twelve feet long, with bodies like seals, stretched themselves along the banks, turning up toward the sun their rounded teats swollen with milk.
In some places there was little to hold; the general slope
of the mountain was LESS than forty degrees, and snow had accumulated in, and had filled up, the interstices of the rock-face, leaving only occasional fragments projecting here and there.
Fighting was out of the question: we urged our feeble animals up the gulch as far as there was footing for a hoof, then threw ourselves out of our saddles and took to the chaparral on one of the slopes
, abandoning our entire outfit to the enemy.
She let Denis Eady lead out the horse, climb into the cutter and fling back the bearskin to make room for her at his side; then, with a swift motion of flight, she turned about and darted up the slope
toward the front of the church.
On either side of this donga the ground slopes
steeply down towards its yawning lips, and from its end a man may see the open country.
Even when they had passed out and were driving down the long slope
to Newbridge she never moved or spoke.
Beyond the pool a gentle slope
of earth ran up and up to meet the opposing wall.
The guide found a place where they could leave the trail, though going down a dangerous slope
, and take to the forest.