Blackened rocks and mounds of lava I had already seen everywhere peeping out from amid the luxuriant vegetation which draped them, but this asphalt pool in the jungle was the first sign that we had of actual existing activity on the slopes
of the ancient crater.
By this time they had passed beyond Frome's earshot and he could only follow the shadowy pantomime of their silhouettes as they continued to move along the crest of the slope
The wild-ox revelled in dense herbage that often concealed his whole body; gray, black, and yellow elephants of the most gigantic size burst headlong, like a living hurricane, through the forests, breaking, rending, tearing down, devastating every thing in their path; upon the woody slopes
of the hills trickled cascades and springs flowing northward; there, too, the hippopotami bathed their huge forms, splashing and snorting as they frolicked in the water, and lamantines, twelve feet long, with bodies like seals, stretched themselves along the banks, turning up toward the sun their rounded teats swollen with milk.
Beneath the snow-line the peaks were purple with heaths, and so were the wild moors that ran up the slopes
Having at length earned enough to take a holiday, and being sick of the place, he proposed to put his villa, on the slope
of the mountain, at his sister's disposal.
That I should ever win the opposite slopes
of the range I began to doubt, for though I am naturally sanguine, I imagine that the bereavement which had befallen me had cast such a gloom over my spirits that I could see no slightest ray of hope for the future.
In the rush of his retreat down the canyon slope
, he had plunged into a bunch of shorthorn steers, who, far more startled than he, had rolled him on the forest floor, trampled over him in their panic, and smashed his rifle under their hoofs.
To the unaided eye there is nothing but a black figure on a white horse, tracing slow zigzags against the slope
of a distant hill - so slowly they seem almost to creep.
Unfortunately the chaparral extended only a short distance up the slope
, and as we came into the open ground above we took the fire of a dozen rifles; but Apaches shoot badly when in a hurry, and God so willed it that none of us fell.
Then, with set faces, the Company rose up among the storm of stones, and looked down upon the thousands who sped swiftly up the slope
Even when they had passed out and were driving down the long slope
to Newbridge she never moved or spoke.
Beyond the pool a gentle slope
of earth ran up and up to meet the opposing wall.