And just as he was getting to the other side, the King's men came rushing up to the edge of the cliff
Men can't come down the cliffs
, even if there were any men; and the shoals to seaward would knock a ship to splinters.
After the feasting was over the two namesakes, along with other men, went to the cliff
and brought all the treasure home to the Palace.
Westenra has got an idea that sleep-walkers always go out on roofs of houses and along the edges of cliffs
and then get suddenly wakened and fall over with a despairing cry that echoes all over the place.
If you have explored the east, we should travel along the base of the cliff
to the west, and seek for a practicable point for our ascent.
The face of the entire cliff
was, as later inspection conclusively proved, so shot with veins and patches of solid gold as to quite present the appearance of a solid wall of that precious metal except where it was broken by outcroppings of ruby, emerald, and diamond boulders--a faint and alluring indication of the vast and unguessable riches which lay deeply buried behind the magnificent surface.
Before me lay the Lost Sea of Korus, while farther on I caught the shimmering ribbon of Iss, the River of Mystery, where it wound out from beneath the Golden Cliffs
to empty into Korus, to which for countless ages had been borne the deluded and unhappy Martians of the outer world upon the voluntary pilgrimage to this false heaven.
As I approached the foot of the cliff
I saw what Ja intended doing, but I doubted if the thing would prove successful.
By this time all the fight was out of him, so that when I had gathered a few tiny branches from some of the stunted trees that grew in the crevices of the cliff
, and returned to him he permitted me to set his broken leg and bind it in splints.
Advancing cautiously he crawled toward the opposite end imbued with a full realization of what it would mean if Numa should suddenly enter the tunnel in front of him; but Numa did not appear and the ape-man emerged at length into the open and stood erect, finding himself in a rocky cleft whose precipitous walls rose almost sheer on every hand, the tunnel from the gorge passing through the cliff
and forming a passageway from the outer world into a large pocket or gulch entirely enclosed by steep walls of rock.
And I pointed at the base of the cliff
ahead of us, which the receding tide was gradually exposing to our view.
The launch was lowered, and five of us made a landing, getting a good ducking in the ice-cold waters in the doing of it; but we were rewarded by the finding of the clean-picked bones of what might have been the skeleton of a high order of ape or a very low order of man, lying close to the base of the cliff