Next above these come the Nobility, of whom there are several degrees, beginning at Six-Sided Figures, or Hexagons, and from thence rising in the number of their sides
till they receive the honourable title of Polygonal, or many-sided.
Beyond this court, let there be an inward court, of the same square and height; which is to be environed with the garden on all sides
; and in the inside, cloistered on all sides
, upon decent and beautiful arches, as high as the first story.
Fore and aft the archers had cleared the galleys' decks, but from either side
the rovers had poured down into the waist, where the seamen and bowmen were pushed back and so mingled with their foes that it was impossible for their comrades above to draw string to help them.
On arriving towards the end of the second stage in this vertical journey, and shaking the long roots which were round me, to my consternation they snapped off one after another like so many pipe stems, and fell in fragments against the side
of the gulf, splashing at last into the waters beneath.
Upon one side
of the doomed pair the thag bellowed and advanced, and upon the other tarag, the frightful, crept toward them with gaping mouth and dripping fangs.
He merely sprang to the side
and ran stiffly ahead for several awkward leaps, in carriage and conduct resembling an abashed country swain.
The next moment it seemed as if she were flying through the air; and then, before she had time to think about it, she was safe on the other side
. The Lion went back a third time and got the Tin Woodman, and then they all sat down for a few moments to give the beast a chance to rest, for his great leaps had made his breath short, and he panted like a big dog that has been running too long.
But those words, spoken close to the Saw-Horse, and being the first sounds he had ever heard, so startled the animal that he made a bound forward and tumbled Tip on one side
and Jack on the other.
He just had time to free his leg when she fell on one side
, gasping painfully, and, making vain efforts to rise with her delicate, soaking neck, she fluttered on the ground at his feet like a shot bird.
Those of you who did so with their eyes open have been aware, soon after leaving the Didcot station, of a fine range of chalk hills running parallel with the railway on the left-hand side
as you go down, and distant some two or three miles, more or less, from the line.
None came, however, all passing by on the other side
; so that our rock continued to be our shield even in this new position.
I had not time to be afraid, but as the blow still hung impending, leaped in a trice upon one side
, and missing my foot in the soft sand, rolled headlong down the slope.