At the sound of a cawing overhead I looked up at the huge fighting-machine that would fight no more for ever, at the tattered red shreds of flesh that dripped down upon the overturned seats on the summit
of Primrose Hill.
It was the dying command of the Blackbird that his tomb should be on the summit
of this hill, in which he should be interred, seated on his favorite horse, that he might overlook his ancient domain, and behold the barks of the white men as they came up the river to trade with his people.
The doctor and his friends felt themselves in a very anomalous condition; an atmospheric current of extreme velocity was bearing them away beyond arid mountains, upon whose summits
vast fields of snow surprised the gaze; while their convulsed appearance told of Titanic travail in the earliest epoch of the world's existence.
this sea of houses was seen to be pierced at intervals by several groups of ruined towers, from the ancient wall, like the summits
of hills in an inundation,--like archipelagos of the old Paris submerged beneath the new.
His distress and his exclamations were interrupted by a signal which had been given from the summit
of the mansion.
It skirted at some distance the summits
of Blancanus, and at about half-past seven in the evening reached the circle of Clavius.
Still more striking is the fact that southern Australian forms are clearly represented by plants growing on the summits
of the mountains of Borneo.
I suspect it is owing to a cause which would not at first be imagined, namely, that the whole mass, from the summit
to the water's edge, is generally in full view.
So when Zarathustra thus ascended the mountain, he thought on the way of his many solitary wanderings from youth onwards, and how many mountains and ridges and summits
he had already climbed.
are clear; the sky and lake are blue and placid.
In the present instance, too, this dignity is heightened by the pepper and salt color of his head at the summit
, giving token of advanced age and large experience.
Thus I gave him his leave and I beg mine from you, offering Your Excellency the "Trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda," a book I shall finish within four months, Deo volente, and which will be either the worst or the best that has been composed in our language, I mean of those intended for entertainment; at which I repent of having called it the worst, for, in the opinion of friends, it is bound to attain the summit
of possible quality.