The buildings I had been hammering at in the early morning were occupied only by stock and farm produce, the house proper standing among a grove of enormous trees, and, like all red-Martian homes, had been raised at night some forty or fifty feet from the ground on a large round metal shaft which slid
up or down within a sleeve sunk in the ground, and was operated by a tiny radium engine in the entrance hall of the building.
The wall behind him oozed with damp, which collected into drops and slid
Gogoomy made no reply, but, apparently shifting weight, he slid
one foot forward.
He gave one last snarl and slid
from view among the trees.
He dropped the piece of quartz, slid
down the slide, and started up the trail, running heavily.
Matt made a couple of steps toward White Fang, but the latter slid
away from him.
Beneath them the water slid
foaming down a smooth-faced rock to the lip, whence it leaped clear--a pulsating ribbon of white, a-breath with movement, ever falling and ever remaining, changing its substance but never its form, an aerial waterway as immaterial as gauze and as permanent as the hills, that spanned space and the free air from the lip of the rock to the tops of the trees far below, into whose green screen it disappeared to fall into a secret pool.