And musing profoundly, Kurt led the way across the rocks towards the distant waterfall
There could be but one explanation--they had reached a waterfall
in the river, and if the corridor actually terminated here, their escape was effectually cut off, since it was quite evidently impossible to follow the bed of the river and ascend the falls.
On the fourth day we arranged to make an excursion to a little waterfall
in our neighborhood.
The applause which followed this superb piece had hardly subsided, when a sudden splash and a shrill cry caused a general rush toward the waterfall
that went gambolling down the rocks, singing sweetly as it ran.
The child carried in a sling by the laden peasant woman toiling home, was quieted with picked-up grapes; the idiot sunning his big goitre under the leaves of the wooden chalet by the way to the Waterfall
, sat Munching grapes; the breath of the cows and goats was redolent of leaves and stalks of grapes; the company in every little cabaret were eating, drinking, talking grapes.
He went up to his painting-room again, and threw himself with a sense of fatigue into the armchair, looking round absently at the views of water and rock that were ranged around, till he fell into a doze, in which he fancied Maggie was slipping down a glistening, green, slimy channel of a waterfall
, and he was looking on helpless, till he was awakened by what seemed a sudden, awful crash.
There was a clap of thunder, and the rain came down like a waterfall
There was a liberal allowance of pretty waterfalls
, too, on the Te^te Noir route.
Through gloomy vaults where the light of day had never shone, past hideous doors of dark dens and cages, down cavernous flights of steps, and again up steep rugged ascents of stone and brick, more like dry waterfalls
than staircases, Defarge, the turnkey, and Jacques Three, linked hand and arm, went with all the speed they could make.
Besides, the Alps and the gipsies, in common with waterfalls
and ruined castles, belong to the ready-made operatic poetry of the world, from which the last thrill has long since departed.
We had perceived the loom of the mountains about sunset; so that after running all night with a very light breeze, we found ourselves close in with the island the next morning, but as the bay we sought lay on its farther side, we were obliged to sail some distance along the shore, catching, as we proceeded, short glimpses of blooming valleys, deep glens, waterfalls
, and waving groves hidden here and there by projecting and rocky headlands, every moment opening to the view some new and startling scene of beauty.
To observers looking from a height, it was a chain of waterfalls
thrown across the whole western face of the country.