Waiting in the doorway of the building until I was assured that no one was approaching, I hurried across to the opposite side and through the first doorway to the court beyond; thus, crossing
through court after court with only the slight chance of detection which the necessary crossing
of the avenues entailed, I made my way in safety to the courtyard in the rear of Dejah Thoris' quarters.
For a time he passed room after room filled with the cunningly preserved dead of Manator, many of which were piled in tiers after the manner that firewood is corded, and as he moved through corridor and chamber he noticed hieroglyphics painted upon the walls above every opening and at each fork or crossing
of corridors, until by observation he reached the conclusion that these indicated the designations of passageways, so that one who understood them might travel quickly and surely through the pits; but Turan did not understand them.
During that burning day when we were crossing
Iowa, our talk kept returning to a central figure, a Bohemian girl whom we had known long ago and whom both of us admired.
In another instant the tree was deserted; the figures of the five millionaires of Devil's Ford, crossing
the fierce glare of the open space, with boyish alacrity, glistened in the sunlight, and then disappeared in the nearest fringe of thickets.
But perhaps the mere crossing
of Siberia in a sledge drawn by dogs as Ledyard did, or the taking a long solitary walk on an empty stomach, in the negro heart of Africa, which was the sum of poor Mungo's performances -- this kind of travel, I say, may not be the very best mode of attaining a high social polish.
The lower subdivided part, called the junk, is one immense honeycomb of oil, formed by the crossing
, into ten thousand infiltrated cells, of tough elastic white fibres throughout its whole extent.
Here they turned towards the Euphrates, and crossing
the river in a small boat, walked through that part of the town which lay along the further bank, without seeing anything to call for their interference.
I shall never forget the last glimpse which I had of the inn yard and its crowd of picturesque figures,all crossing
themselves, as they stood round the wide archway, with its background of rich foliage of oleander and orange trees in green tubs clustered in the centre of the yard.
He might, perhaps, reckon on the arrival of trains at the designated hours, in Europe, where the distances were relatively moderate; but when he calculated upon crossing
India in three days, and the United States in seven, could he rely beyond misgiving upon accomplishing his task?
a river, you should get far away from it.
They urged this advice with great earnestness; declaring that their chief would be extremely angry, and treat them severely, should any of the horses of his good friends, the white men, be lost, in crossing
under their guidance; and that, therefore, it was good they should not attempt it.
This was charming, no doubt; but they shortly found out That the Captain they trusted so well Had only one notion for crossing
the ocean, And that was to tingle his bell.