Thereupon the balloon was again lightened by some fifty pounds, and it rose very perceptibly, but that was of little consequence, unless it got above the line of the mountain-tops
And so we clambered up the face of the rocky cliffs until we reached the summit, and there from a flat mountain-top
we saw, not far beneath us, a shallow valley, very narrow; and upon the far side of it was a great village of stone, much of which had fallen and crumbled into decay.
To this high mountain-top
the Tempter brought Our Saviour, and new train of words began:-- "Well have we speeded, and o'er hill and dale, Forest, and field, and flood, temples and towers, Cut shorter many a league.
Then with gold all Delos was laden, beholding the child of Zeus and Leto, for joy because the god chose her above the islands and shore to make his dwelling in her: and she loved him yet more in her heart, and blossomed as does a mountain-top
with woodland flowers.
That is, everything that had happened from the time I first left Nebraska to when I crawled to the daylight out of the snow after they had chucked me off the mountain-top.
As near as I can make out, it was ten days after the mountain-top to the time Seth picked me up.
All the favorable conditions for spreading the hideous disease are there; the air is stagnant, the hamlet lies in the valley bottom, close beside a torrent supplied with water by the melted snows, and the sunlight only falls on the mountain-top
, so that the valley itself gets no good of the sun.
There's something ever egotistical in mountain-tops
and towers, and all other grand and lofty things; look here, --three peaks as proud as Lucifer.
When I heard the voices die away, and saw the quiet evening cloud grow dim, and all the colours in the valley fade, and the golden snow upon the mountain-tops
become a remote part of the pale night sky, yet felt that the night was passing from my mind, and all its shadows clearing, there was no name for the love I bore her, dearer to me, henceforward, than ever until then.
She looked at the pale distant sky, and the high bare places on the mountain-tops
lying exposed to the sun.
Love lay on the mountain-tops
beyond the valley-land of reason.
After the route was announced in October, the 2013 winner expressed some concern about the number of mountain-top
finishes and a lack of time trials in next summer's Tour, and suggested he might instead focus on a Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana double.