He was at the edge of another of those terrible canyons
, the eighth he had crossed, whose precipitous sides would have taxed to the uttermost the strength of an untired man well fortified by food and water, and for the first time, as he looked down into the abyss and then at the opposite side that he must scale, misgivings began to assail his mind.
Out of it he had made a magnificent deer-park, where, over thousands of acres of sweet slopes and glades and canyons
, the deer ran almost in primitive wildness.
Here the Dyea River became a rushing mountain torrent, plunging out of a dark canyon
from the glaciers that fed it far above.
Some turn off from their voluntary pilgrimage down the Iss, and, scaling the awful walls of its canyon
below us, stop in the valley.
As he moved with the throng in the parklike canyon
of the thoroughfare the life of an awakening Martian city was in evidence about him.
The narrow canyon
turned and twisted this way and that, and the rift was so small that they were able to touch both walls at the same time by stretching out their arms.
I have no idea, of course, how long it took me to reach the limit of the plain, but at last I entered the foothills, following a pretty little canyon
upward toward the mountains.
They had entered a narrow canyon
when Number Twelve went down beneath a half dozen parangs.
he turned in the saddle and looked back across the canyon
at the ancient dump and dark mouth of the tunnel.
A quarter of a mile in either direction, looking out along the shallow canyon
of the sand-hills, Dag Daughtry could see the sentry-boxes of the guards, themselves armed and more prone to kill than to lay hands on any escaping pest-man, much less persuavively discuss with him the advisability of his return to the prison house.
Victor pointed out a pathway that disappeared up a wild canyon
, emerged on a steep bare lava slope, and thereafter appeared and disappeared, ever climbing, among the palms and flowers.
It was a noble valley, now shut in by high canyon
walls, and again opening out into beautiful stretches, wide and long, with pasture shoulder-high in the bottoms, meadows dotted with flowers, and with clumps of timberspruce--virgin and magnificent.