With this he conducted me to the verge of the cataract, and pointed along the side of the ravine to a number of curious looking roots
, some three or four inches in thickness, and several feet long, which, after twisting among the fissures of the rock, shot perpendicularly from it and ran tapering to a point in the air, hanging over the gulf like so many dark icicles.
He walked more hastily at first than was consistent with his strength; for a sort of guilty feeling, which sometimes torments men in their most justifiable acts, caused him to seek concealment from Malvin's eyes; but after he had trodden far upon the rustling forest leaves he crept back, impelled by a wild and painful curiosity, and, sheltered by the earthy roots
of an uptorn tree, gazed earnestly at the desolate man.
I'll plant them thick as grass, so that even a hungry rabbit can't squeeze between them; and when they get their roots
agoing, nothing in creation will ever move that dirt again.
Next came a long, steady, upward pull of the ear, the ear slipping slowly through the fingers to the very tip of it while it tingled exquisitely down to its roots
Because of the wall and the guards and the watchers, there was more time to hunt and fish and pick roots
and berries; there was more food, and better food, and no one went hungry.
The next evening, at about the same hour, accompanied by two others whose names are not recalled, they were again on the porch of the Harding house, and again the mysterious phenomenon occurred: the vine was violently agitated while under the closest scrutiny from root
to tip, nor did their combined strength applied to the trunk serve to still it.
Also, with tea made from spruce needles, with concoctions brewed from the inner willow bark, and with sour and bitter roots
and bulbs from the ground, they dosed his scurvy out of him, so that he ceased limping and began to lay on flesh over his bony framework.
And when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root
they withered away.
She seemed pleased and went into the garden for some roots
and plants, which she placed in water, and then upon the fire.
Some have just toppled over, and having earth yet about their roots
, are bathing their green heads in the river, and putting forth new shoots and branches.
How much more fertile a Nature, at least, has Grecian mythology its root
in than English literature
I told him, too, where they were, and how one of them had fallen into a stream and lay there on its back drowned, with its forefoot caught in a forked root