It was wildly exhilarating to slide along the edge of the precipices, after this grisly fashion, and look straight down
upon that far-off valley which I was describing a while ago.
She said: 'I will willingly go away with you, but I do not know how to get down
. Bring with you a skein of silk every time that you come, and I will weave a ladder with it, and when that is ready I will descend, and you will take me on your horse.' They agreed that until that time he should come to her every evening, for the old woman came by day.
Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down
, I think--' (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a VERY good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) `--yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?' (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.)
I'll lie down
at once," said Natasha, and began hurriedly undressing, tugging at the tapes of her petticoat.
And, midway, he dug down
through the red volcanic earth that had washed from the disintegrating hill above, until he uncovered quartz, rotten quartz, that broke and crumbled in his hands and showed to be alive with free gold.
I fetched the pig in, and took him back nearly to the table and hacked into his throat with the axe, and laid him down
on the ground to bleed; I say ground because it was ground -- hard packed, and no boards.
With a flourish of his dangerous weapon, he fell down
upon the ground like a log.
I danced up and down
on my lofty perch with delight.
Alleyne sprang to the rope, and sliding swiftly down
, soon found himself at its extremity.
And having taken these things from under Vasili Andreevich, Nikita went behind the sledge, dug out a hole for himself in the snow, put straw into it, wrapped his coat well round him, covered himself with the sackcloth, and pulling his cap well down
seated himself on the straw he had spread, and leant against the wooden back of the sledge to shelter himself from the wind and the snow.
Chippy Hackee was not too fat, but he did not want to come; he stayed down
below and chuckled.
Half a dozen of the younger fishermen were in the water even before the grim spectacle was ended; another ran for a boat that was moored a little way down