Rifles were ranked so far away that an enemy could not slink into the town by any detour
; therefore it was vain to return to the city by any remote course.
We were not far from Kro-lu village; in fact, we had approached it much closer than we had intended, and now Ajor and I were to make a detour
toward the sea while our companions went directly in search of the Kro-lu chief.
The ape-man made a slight detour
and increased his speed until he had reached a point upon the trail in advance of the horseman.
"For there," and he pointed due west, "is much hunting; but between lies a great place where there is no food and no water, so they must go that way," and again he swung his hand through the half-circle that explained to Tarzan the great detour
the apes made to come to their hunting ground to the west.
On the third day I made a detour
westward to avoid the country of the Band-lu, as I did not care to be detained by a meeting with To-jo.
Then, too, Tarzan had been forced to make a wide detour
to avoid any possibility of meeting with returning raiders.
Twice they had to pull up sharp and make a considerable detour
, once on account of a fallen tree which blocked the road, and another time because of the yawning gap where a bridge had fallen away.
Once outside, he and Planchet set off as fast as they could; and by making a long detour
avoided the wood and reentered the city by another gate.
The camp had entered Saint Omer; the friends made a little detour
and went to the camp, and gave the army an exact account of the flight of the king and queen.
He knew the windings of the elephant trail along which Kala's murderer had flown, and so he cut straight through the jungle to intercept the black warrior who was evidently following the tortuous detours
of the trail.
At times it wound in wide detours
close to the path of the lost creatures, and again it circled far away from them.
But for the details of our itinerary, I am all to seek; our way lying now by short cuts, now by great detours
; our pace being so hurried, our time of journeying usually by night; and the names of such places as I asked and heard being in the Gaelic tongue and the more easily forgotten.