Into this narrow
alley Tarzan made his way, turning his giant shoulders sideways that they might enter at all.
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When uncultured minds, confined to a narrow
range of personal experience, are under the pressure of continued misfortune, their inward life is apt to become a perpetually repeated round of sad and bitter thoughts; the same words, the same scenes, are revolved over and over again, the same mood accompanies them; the end of the year finds them as much what they were at the beginning as if they were machines set to a recurrent series of movements.
The prahu was gliding through a stretch of comparatively quiet and placid water where the stream spread out into a little basin just above a narrow
gorge through which they had just forced their way by dint of the most laborious exertions on the part of the crew.
Groping with my hands along the face of the rocks to which the craft was moored, I discovered a narrow
ledge which I knew must be the avenue taken by those who had come before me.
This great city contains a million inhabitants, but so narrow
are its streets, and so crowded together are its houses, that it does not cover much more than half as much ground as New York City.
Anxious to separate herself from them as far as she could, she soon afterwards took possession of a narrow
footpath, a little raised on one side of the lane, leaving them together in the main road.
But a far more important consideration, as I believe, is that, during the process of further modification, by which two varieties are supposed on my theory to be converted and perfected into two distinct species, the two which exist in larger numbers from inhabiting larger areas, will have a great advantage over the intermediate variety, which exists in smaller numbers in a narrow
and intermediate zone.
Unmolested I reached the top of the canyon where I found a sheer drop of two or three hundred feet to the bottom of a rocky chasm; but on the left a narrow
ledge rounded the shoulder of the overhanging cliff.
Stores, nor public buildings, nor all the dwellings of men ever opened their doors to me and let me warm by their fires or permitted me to eat the food of the gods from narrow
shelves against the wall.
They thronged the narrow
length of our schooner's decks with their ornamented and barbarous crowd, with the variegated colours of checkered sarongs, red turbans, white jackets, embroideries; with the gleam of scabbards, gold rings, charms, armlets, lance blades, and jewelled handles of their weapons.
The place was a narrow
passage between high walls of lava, a crack in the knotted rock, and on either side interwoven heaps of sea-mat, palm-fans, and reeds leaning against the rock formed rough and impenetrably dark dens.