It came to pass, then, that having sallied forth one morning to practise and exercise himself in what he would have to do in the encounter he expected to find himself engaged in the next day, as he was putting Rocinante through his paces or pressing him to the charge, he brought his feet so close to a pit
that but for reining him in tightly it would have been impossible for him to avoid falling into it.
Find it he did, soon after dawn, and not far from the sand pits
might I have not known that into the pit
it was the object of the burning iron to urge me?
Never shall I forget that trip through the pits
When we reached the edge of the pit
I saw that it was very deep, and presently I realized I was soon to judge just how far it extended below the surface of the court, for he who held the rope passed it about my body in such a way that it could be released from above at any time; and then, as all the warriors grasped it, he pushed me forward, and I fell into the yawning abyss.
Just before we came to Joseph's Pit
, we had "raised" a hill, and there, a few miles before us, with not a tree or a shrub to interrupt the view, lay a vision which millions of worshipers in the far lands of the earth would give half their possessions to see--the sacred Sea of Galilee!
At the edge of this vast hole, which was none other than the pit
marked on the old Dom's map, the Great Road branched into two and circumvented it.
The soldiers dragged it awkwardly from the post and began pushing it into the pit
The Wizard was so pleased to have saved the two children and himself that he said nothing against this decree; but when the Princess had gone both Jim and Eureka protested they did not want to go to the Black Pit
, and Dorothy promised she would do all that she could to save them from such a fate.
The ordinary lion pit
with which Tarzan was familiar had stakes imbedded in the bottom, upon whose sharpened points the hapless lion would be impaled, but this pit
was not so made.
And then holding Balatta by the hand and leading her onward, he came to it--a tremendous pit
, obviously artificial, in the heart of the plateau.
This metal, in fact, is the most tenacious, the most ductile, and the most malleable, and consequently suitable for all moulding operations; and when smelted with pit
coal, is of superior quality for all engineering works requiring great resisting power, such as cannon, steam boilers, hydraulic presses, and the like.