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.
They made a detour
about the hostile village, and resumed their journey toward the coast.
Thence I would make a big detour
by Epsom to reach Leatherhead.
The way was most difficult, since shortly after leaving the river I encountered lofty cliffs split by numerous long, narrow fiords, each of which necessitated a con-siderable detour
. As the crow flies it is about twenty miles from the mouth of the river to Thuria, but be-fore I had covered half of it I was fagged.
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.