The glacier streams gather and flow through it in a broad and rushing brook to a narrow cleft between lofty precipices; here the rushing brook becomes a mad torrent and goes booming and thundering down toward Kandersteg, lashing and thrashing its way over and among monster boulders
, and hurling chance roots and logs about like straws.
He had found a wonderful spot, a sort of natural hollow in a rock, with an entrance like a doorway between two boulders
Then he lumbered away and was lost among the boulders
And when he became conscious of a human figure dark against the silver stream, sitting on a large boulder
and looking rather like a large bird, it was perhaps with some of the premonition's proper to a man who meets the strangest friendship of his life.
As I topped a great boulder
I saw the herd of plant men surrounding a little group of perhaps five or six green men and women of Barsoom.
After a couple of hours we passed round a huge boulder
to come to a steep declivity leading down into a valley.
We visited, also, a new chapel, in the midst of the town, which is built around a boulder
some twelve feet long by four feet thick; the priests discovered, a few years ago, that the disciples had sat upon this rock to rest, once, when they had walked up from Capernaum.
For an instant he appeared, in this frame of granite, like the angel of chaos, but in pushing back the lateral rocks, he lost his point of support, for the monolith which weighed upon his shoulders, and the boulder
, pressing upon him with all its weight, brought the giant down upon his knees.
Moreover he did not know the ford, so he went stumbling among the stones, now stepping into a deep hole, and now nearly tripping over a boulder
, while the sweat ran down his face in beads from the hardness of his journey and the heaviness of his load.
Holmes sat down on a boulder
and rested his chin in his hands.
Beside him was a small, flat boulder
, not larger than the deck of a ten-man flier, nor standing to a greater height than twice his own stature.
The spot I had chosen for my observations was the top of a large, flat boulder
which rose six or eight feet above the turf.