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It was exactly like you to light a pipe and sit down to wait for the sun to rise in the west.
I believed we could walk down to Wa"ggis or Vitznau in a day, but I knew we could go down by rail in about an hour, so I chose the latter method.
Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next.
Well, next I took an old sack and put a lot of big rocks in it -- all I could drag -- and I started it from the pig, and dragged it to the door and through the woods down to the river and dumped it in, and down it sunk, out of sight.
And a twenty or twenty-five foot deliberate drop clear down to the ground was nothing to us.
I have been down to the village and fetched them up.
When Mowgli left the wolf's cave after the fight with the Pack at the Council Rock, he went down to the plowed lands where the villagers lived, but he would not stop there because it was too near to the jungle, and he knew that he had made at least one bad enemy at the Council.
At last Mowgli rounded up the bewildered herd at the head of the ravine on a grassy patch that sloped steeply down to the ravine itself.
He fumbled in his waist cloth for flint and steel, and stooped down to singe Shere Khan's whiskers.
I thought he was down to earth, but later he turned out to be someone who was down at the heels and down and out.