The gale that was blowing was, he believed, the cause of the delay in getting the Kincaid under way, and if it continued to blow until night then the chances were all in his favour, for he knew that there was little likelihood of the ape-man attempting to navigate the tortuous channel of the Ugambi while darkness lay upon
the surface of the water, hiding the many bars and the numerous small islands which are scattered over the expanse of the river's mouth.
The shoulders lay upon
a low mound, and the head was turned back at an angle otherwise impossible, the expanded eyes staring blankly backward in a direction opposite to that of the feet.
One by one they unearthed many similar pieces, all of the same uniform, dirty yellow, until a pile of them lay upon
the ground, a pile which Abdul Mourak fondled and petted in an ecstasy of greed.
But the poor young ravens lay upon
the ground, flapping their wings, and crying: 'Oh, what helpless chicks we are
My mind came back to my plan of flight, and turning swiftly I looked to see where the two boats lay upon
He lay upon
his back with one arm doubled under him, and according to his own belief had hardly stirred since he fell, except that he had moved his free hand to a side pocket, in which he remembered to have some bread and meat (of which he had swallowed crumbs), and had likewise scooped up a little water in it now and then.
The quiet of the tomb lay upon
the mysterious valley of death, crouching deep in its warm nest within the sunken area at the south pole of the dying planet.
His additions to the map convinced us that Green-wich lay upon
the verge of this same sea, and that it might be reached by water more easily than by the arduous crossing of the mountains or the dangerous ap-proach through Phutra, which lay almost directly in line between Anoroc and Greenwich to the northwest.
So they all lay upon
the ground except the Scarecrow, and he stood up and stretched out his arms.
In the condition I have been in, it cannot be strange to you that our unhappy correspondence had not been the least of the burthens which lay upon
Hidden by concealing shrubbery he crawled to a vantage point upon a hill that projected further into the valley, and here he lay upon
his belly watching the workers closest to him.
It seemed odd to realize that just a few miles away winter lay upon
the storm-tossed ocean, and that snow might be falling all about Caprona; but no snow could ever penetrate the damp, hot atmosphere of the great crater.