You may see from a boat, in calm weather, near the sandy eastern shore, where the water
is eight or ten feet deep, and also in some other parts of the pond, some circular heaps half a dozen feet in diameter by a foot in height, consisting of small stones less than a hen's egg in size, where all around is bare sand.
Here we discovered more melons, and so had no longer any anxiety about water
, for we knew that we should soon get plenty of snow.
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.' For he thought to himself, 'My brother is surely dead, and the kingdom will fall to me if I find the water
.' The king was at first very unwilling to let him go, but at last yielded to his wish.
The black rocks afford a most striking contrast with the bright green vegetation, which follows the banks of a little stream of clear water
. It happened to be a grand feast-day, and the village was full of people.
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 know a good place for minnows," said Mr.
I faced about again, and rushed towards the approaching Martian, rushed right down the gravelly beach and headlong into the water
. Others did the same.
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.
They all reasoned along the same lines that I had reasoned--the conclusions were obvious, but not the water
. We were now thirstier than ever.
tasted like a solution of a dozen disagreeable things, and was sufficiently nauseous to have made the fortune of the proprietor, had the spa been situated in the midst of any civilized community.
A brilliant though waving flame was now plainly visible, gracefully gliding over the lake, and throwing its light on the water
in such a manner as to tinge it slightly though in the air, so strong was the contrast, the darkness seemed to have the distinctness of material substances, as if the fire were imbedded in a setting of ebony.