The Thark grasped the possibilities and the difficulties of the plan at once, but there was no alternative, and so we set out rapidly for the trees nearest the cliff
Gently she rose from the surface of the water, executed a wide spiral as she mounted rapidly, circled once far above us and then disappeared over the crest of the cliffs
Pulling himself together, he ran obliquely away from the cliff
to a point distant from its foot; thereabout he expected to find his man; and thereabout he naturally failed.
Before us spread the Sojar Az, and else-where about us rose unscalable cliffs
At first, wisps of smoke arose and curled up the cliff
From above it seemed as though rope and cliff
were well-nigh touching, but now, when swinging a hundred feet down, the squire found that he could scarce reach the face of the rock with his foot, and that it was as smooth as glass, with no resting-place where a mouse could stand.
We submerged very slowly and without headway more than sufficient to keep her nose in the right direction, and as we went down, I saw outlined ahead of us the black opening in the great cliff
Mitchell,  endeavoured in vain, first walking and then by crawling between the great fallen fragments of sandstone, to ascend through the gorge by which the river Grose joins the Nepean, yet the valley of the Grose in its upper part, as I saw, forms a magnificent level basin some miles in width, and is on all sides surrounded by cliffs
, the summits of which are believed to be nowhere less than 3000 feet above the level of the sea.
I have said that a thick fringe of green overhung the edge of the cliff
The wind had by this time backed to the east, and there was a shudder amongst the watchers on the cliff
as they realized the terrible danger in which she now was.
I remember having been much struck with the evidence of denudation, when viewing volcanic islands, which have been worn by the waves and pared all round into perpendicular cliffs
of one or two thousand feet in height; for the gentle slope of the lava-streams, due to their formerly liquid state, showed at a glance how far the hard, rocky beds had once extended into the open ocean.
As I approached the foot of the cliff
I saw what Ja intended doing, but I doubted if the thing would prove successful.