On stormy nights, when the wind shook the four corners of the house and the surf roared along the cove and up the cliffs
, I would see him in a thousand forms, and with a thousand diabolical expressions.
Men can't come down the cliffs
, even if there were any men; and the shoals to seaward would knock a ship to splinters.
She wants to take him up in the seat on the churchyard cliff
and show him the beauty of Whitby.
So, taking a spear in his hand, he clambered to the summit of a cliff
, and gazed round about him.
Its sources might lie among wild and inaccessible cliffs
, and tumble and foam down rugged defiles and over craggy precipices; but its direction was in the true course, and up this stream he determined to prosecute his route to the Rocky Mountains.
Sometimes a defile seemed to open a practicable path, but it would terminate in some wild chaos of rocks and cliffs
, which it was impossible to climb.
For some days I have exerted my whole brain force upon the problem of how we shall descend from these cliffs
We had, perhaps, three hundred yards to cover between our boulder and the cliffs
, and then to search out a suitable shelter for our stand against the terrifying things that were pursuing us.
Before me lay the Lost Sea of Korus, while farther on I caught the shimmering ribbon of Iss, the River of Mystery, where it wound out from beneath the Golden Cliffs
to empty into Korus, to which for countless ages had been borne the deluded and unhappy Martians of the outer world upon the voluntary pilgrimage to this false heaven.
Long since he had become assured that the tunnel led beneath the cliffs
to the opposite side of the barrier, and he had hoped that he might reach the moonlit open before being compelled to grapple with either of the monsters.
There was a feeling of freshness and vigour in the very streets; and when I got free of the town, when my foot was on the sands and my face towards the broad, bright bay, no language can describe the effect of the deep, clear azure of the sky and ocean, the bright morning sunshine on the semicircular barrier of craggy cliffs
surmounted by green swelling hills, and on the smooth, wide sands, and the low rocks out at sea--looking, with their clothing of weeds and moss, like little grass-grown islands--and above all, on the brilliant, sparkling waves.
On either side rose precipitous cliffs
of gorgeous, parti-colored rock, while beneath our feet a thick mountain grass formed a soft and noiseless carpet.