Phineas went before, springing up the rocks
like a goat, with the boy in his arms.
His pads struck upon the rock
here where it is smooth, and there for a second he seemed to cling, while his great jaws closed with a clash but a spear's breadth beneath the dead man's foot.
Then Dantes rose more agile and light than the kid among the myrtles and shrubs of these wild rocks
, took his gun in one hand, his pickaxe in the other, and hastened towards the rock
on which the marks he had noted terminated.
When we had passed the [Wandering] rocks
, with Scylla and terrible Charybdis, we reached the noble island of the sun-god, where were the goodly cattle and sheep belonging to the sun Hyperion.
In this way they struggled forward, manfully braving difficulties and dangers, until they came to where the bed of the river was narrowed to a mere chasm, with perpendicular walls of rock
that defied all further progress.
These accounts of pots of money and Spanish treasures, buried here and there and everywhere about the rocks
and bays of these wild shores, made him almost dizzy.
With this he conducted me to the verge of the cataract, and pointed along the side of the ravine to a number of curious looking roots, some three or four inches in thickness, and several feet long, which, after twisting among the fissures of the rock
, shot perpendicularly from it and ran tapering to a point in the air, hanging over the gulf like so many dark icicles.
That fatal moment seemed now to have arrived, for the hissing steams of the spring appeared to be nearly exhausted, and the moss of the rocks
was already curling under the intense heat, while fragments of bark, that yet clung to the dead trees, began to separate from their trunks, and fall to the ground in crumbling masses.
At the distance of a mile and a half from the foot of this narrow channel is a rapid, formed by two rocky islands; and two miles beyond is a second great fall, over a ledge of rocks
twenty feet high, extending nearly from shore to shore.
Wait awhile, Kaa of the Rocks
, and see the boy run.
We had proceeded some five more miles when again we saw a white arrow upon the rocks
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
split like planks of deal beneath the axe.
As for that, we dragonettes would love to eat you, my child; but unfortunately mother has tied all our tails around the rocks
at the back of our individual caves, so that we can not crawl out to get you.
When Guph stumbled over the rocks
in approaching the bridge the creature opened its eyes, from which tiny flames shot in all directions, and after looking at the intruder very wickedly the scarlet alligator closed its eyelids again and lay still.