For weeks Gahan of Gathol crossed valleys and hills in search of some familiar landmark
that might point his way toward his native land, but the summit of each succeeding ridge revealed but another unfamiliar view.
The entire sky was still completely blotted out by dense clouds; nor was there any landmark
visible by which I might have taken my bearings.
As she turned slowly round, and the sunshine struck upon her face, the two watchers were amazed to see that this very active and energetic lady was far from being in her first youth, so far that she had certainly come of age again since she first passed that landmark
in life's journey.
So he stood waist-deep in the grass and looked regretfully across the rolling savannah and the soft-swelling foothills to the Lion's Head, a massive peak of rock that upreared into the azure from the midmost centre of Guadalcanar, a landmark
used for bearings by every coasting mariner, a mountain as yet untrod by the foot of a white man.
He cast his eyes speculatively up the slopes of the island to the seaman's landmark
, Mount Kolorat, green-forested to its cloud-capped summit four thousand feet in the air.
The possibility was soon converted into a certainty; for, on looking about, and walking first to one end of the street and then to the other, he could find no landmark
he could recognise, and was fain to turn back again in quest of some place at which he could seek a direction.
Near Pan de Azucar, a landmark
well known to all those who have sailed up the Plata, I stayed a day at the house of a most hospitable old Spaniard.
Its medieval form and setting remove it hopelessly beyond the horizon of general readers of the present time, yet it furnishes the most detailed remaining picture of the actual social and economic conditions of its age, and as a great landmark
in the progress of moral and social thought it can never lose its significance.
Perhaps there are peasants who remove their neighbor's landmark
without much scruple; or they may cut a few osiers that belong to some one else, if they happen to want some; but these are mere peccadilloes compared with the wrongdoing that goes on among a town population.
There may be roads for them that know that country well; but for my part I had no better guide than my own nose, and no other landmark
than Ben More.
The tumult of his thoughts ended in a sluggish flow of reflection, such as, after the outburst of a volcano, the almost imperceptible progress of a stream of lava, creeping languidly over a convulsed land and pitilessly obliterating any landmark
left by the shock of the earthquake.
It was with no small difficulty that I found the place; for as I came to it and went to it before on the south and east side of the island, coming from the Brazils, so now, coming in between the main and the island, and having no chart for the coast, nor any landmark
, I did not know it when I saw it, or, know whether I saw it or not.