The sprawling Martians were no longer to be seen, the mound
of blue-green powder had risen to cover them from sight, and a fighting-machine, with its legs contracted, crumpled, and abbreviated, stood across the corner of the pit.
was all ready now, and the Giant laid in it, and into it Hadvor also had to go without being allowed to make any defence.
And there, hidden deep somewhere in the mound
, the fragments of the letter must be.
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 Secretary's eyes glanced with so much meaning in them at the Mounds
, that Mr Boffin said, as if in answer to a remark:
One of them owned the castle and village on top of the mound
which I have been speaking of, and in his absence his brother came with his knights and soldiers and began a siege.
Both combatants fell dead upon the ground; and possibly some rational people may think of them, as of the gloomy madmen on the Monks' Mound
, that they were no great loss to the community.
They were recognized as graves by the discolored stones or rotting boards at head and foot, leaning at all angles, some prostrate; by the ruined picket fences surrounding them; or, infrequently, by the mound
itself showing its gravel through the fallen leaves.
I hope your dreams have been pleasanter than that," I ventured at this moment to stammer, rising, a startling apparition, from my ambush behind a mound
of brambles; and before she had time to take in the situation I added that I hoped she'd excuse my little pleasantry, and told her how I had noticed her and the wounded bicycle, et cetera, et cetera, as the reader can well imagine, without giving me the trouble of writing it all out.
Nothing but a little grass mound
marks the place of his rest.
At such a time I found out for certain, that this bleak place overgrown with nettles was the churchyard; and that Philip Pirrip, late of this parish, and also Georgiana wife of the above, were dead and buried; and that Alexander, Bartholomew, Abraham, Tobias, and Roger, infant children of the aforesaid, were also dead and buried; and that the dark flat wilderness beyond the churchyard, intersected with dykes and mounds
and gates, with scattered cattle feeding on it, was the marshes; and that the low leaden line beyond, was the river; and that the distant savage lair from which the wind was rushing, was the sea; and that the small bundle of shivers growing afraid of it all and beginning to cry, was Pip.
At four o'clock, conscious of his throbbing heart, Levin stepped out of a hired sledge at the Zoological Gardens, and turned along the path to the frozen mounds
and the skating ground, knowing that he would certainly find her there, as he had seen the Shtcherbatskys' carriage at the entrance.