Coast-road to Coquimbo -- Great Loads carried by the Miners -- Coquimbo -- Earthquake -- Step-formed Terrace
-- Absence of recent Deposits -- Contemporaneousness of the Tertiary Formations -- Excursion up the Valley -- Road to Guasco -- Deserts -- Valley of Copiapo -- Rain and Earthquakes -- Hydrophobia -- The Despoblado -- Indian Ruins -- Probable Change of Climate -- River-bed arched by an Earthquake -- Cold Gales of Wind -- Noises from a Hill -- Iquique -- Salt Alluvium -- Nitrate of Soda -- Lima -- Unhealthy Country -- Ruins of Callao, overthrown by an Earthquake -- Recent Subsidence -- Elevated Shells on San Lorenzo, their decomposition -- Plain with embedded Shells and fragments of Pottery -- Antiquity of the Indian Race.
When that cloud covers the moon I shall go to the terrace
(I waded breast-high across a torrent of water that was rushing down from the waterworks towards the Albert Road), and emerged upon the grass before the rising of the sun.
The projection of the terrace
had prevented my seeing it.
By this time the moon had stolen round to the terrace
, and soft, mysterious rays of light were slanting already across the lower end of the room.
As the house stood, the terrace
side was the dark side; but the broad moonlight showed fair on the gravel walk that ran along the next side to the terrace
He looked at her with a look of submissive tenderness, kissed her hand, got up, and, in silence, paced up and down the terrace
As auxiliary to this scarcity of fuel, one of the large springs which abound in that country gushed out of the side of the ascent above, and, after creeping sluggishly along the level land, saturating the mossy covering of the rock with moisture, it swept around the base of the little cone that formed the pinnacle of the mountain, and, entering the canopy of smoke near one of the terminations of the terrace
, found its way to the lake, not by dashing from rock to rock, but by the secret channels of the earth.
It sent him into the trees again--into the lower terrace
where he could watch the ground below and catch with ears and nose the first intimation of actual contact with his quarry.
Fouquet had not quitted the terrace
where he had been left by his guide.
Hamel strolled down the terrace
steps and wandered for a time in the gardens behind the house.
Possessing himself of his beloved instrument, he had gone out on the terrace
to cool himself in the evening air, pending the arrival of the servant whom he had summoned by the music-room bell.