Here floweth all blood putridly and tepidly and frothily through all veins: spit on the great city
, which is the great slum where all the scum frotheth together!
To Carthoris' surprise the fire was not returned, but presently the last of the city
's inhabitants had sought shelter from the weird marksmanship of the green men, and no further sign of life was visible beyond the wall.
The way was over some of the worst traveling I have ever seen, and I do not wonder that in this land where there are neither thoats nor fliers that Marentina is in little fear of invasion; but at last we reached our destination, the first view of which I had from a slight elevation a half-mile from the city
A special long-distance salon was fitted up in New York City
to entice people into the habit of talking to other cities.
"Moreover, the City
glitters with beautiful gems, which might far better be used for rings, bracelets and necklaces; and there is enough money in the King's treasury to buy every girl in our Army a dozen new gowns.
Against these far stretches of country rose, in front of the other city
edifices, a large red-brick building, with level gray roofs, and rows of short barred windows bespeaking captivity, the whole contrasting greatly by its formalism with the quaint irregularities of the Gothic erections.
But in the head of the Prince Karl Albert were the vapours of romance: he was a conqueror, and this was the enemy's city
. The greater the city
, the greater the triumph.
This enclosure, all green and gold and glittering with precious gems, was indeed a wonderful sight to greet our travelers, who first observed it from the top of a little hill; but beyond the wall was the vast city
it surrounded, and hundreds of jeweled spires, domes and minarets, flaunting flags and banners, reared their crests far above the towers of the gateways.
If Goosal can tell where to begin excavating for the city
he ought to tell the professor, not us."
Little by little, the tide of houses, always thrust from the heart of the city
outwards, overflows, devours, wears away, and effaces this wall.
Beyond the open door Tarzan, from his distant perch, caught but a fleeting glimpse of life within the city
, just enough to indicate that there were other human creatures who abode there, and then the door closed.
I directed Sola to proceed with Dejah Thoris along one of the less frequented avenues to the southern boundary of the city
, where I would overtake them with the thoats as quickly as possible; then, leaving them to gather what food, silks, and furs we were to need, I slipped quietly to the rear of the first floor, and entered the courtyard, where our animals were moving restlessly about, as was their habit, before settling down for the night.