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The surrounding hills rise abruptly from the water to the height of forty to eighty feet, though on the southeast and east they attain to about one hundred and one hundred and fifty feet respectively, within a quarter and a third of a mile.
A few facts seem to favour the possibility of their occasional transport by accidental means; like that of the live fish not rarely dropped by whirlwinds in India, and the vitality of their ova when removed from the water.
Before the last company filed from the chamber the water was ankle deep, and that the men were nervous was quite evident.
Springbucks do not go far from water," he answered in Dutch.
Meantime the old king was lingering on in daily hope of his son's return, till at last the second son said, 'Father, I will go in search of the Water of Life.
The black rocks afford a most striking contrast with the bright green vegetation, which follows the banks of a little stream of clear water.
To return to the course of the Nile: its waters, after the first rise, run to the eastward for about a musket-shot, then turning to the north, continue hidden in the grass and weeds for about a quarter of a league, and discover themselves for the first time among some rocks--a sight not to be enjoyed without some pleasure by those who have read the fabulous accounts of this stream delivered by the ancients, and the vain conjectures and reasonings which have been formed upon its original, the nature of its water, its cataracts, and its inundations, all which we are now entirely acquainted with and eye-witnesses of.
JEREMY took a reed pole, and pushed the boat out into open water.
I faced about again, and rushed towards the approaching Martian, rushed right down the gravelly beach and headlong into the water.
The morning mists curled and clung to the water so that we could see nothing, but we busied ourselves driving the chill from our bodies with hot coffee.
I always had an idea that Como was a vast basin of water, like Tahoe, shut in by great mountains.
I started an investigation which revealed a terrifying condition--some one, probably Benson, had poisoned all the running water on the ship.