Evidently, then, there were other denizens on Mars than the wild and grotesque creatures into whose hands I had fallen, but the evidences of extreme antiquity which showed all around me indicated that these buildings
might have belonged to some long-extinct and forgotten race in the dim antiquity of Mars.
The fortresses were crowded with Mercenaries, the wind blew in the right direction, and up went our balloons from one of the office buildings
in the city.
No city in the world was ever so finely placed as New York, so magnificently cut up by sea and bluff and river, so admirably disposed to display the tall effects of buildings
, the complex immensities of bridges and mono-railways and feats of engineering.
As Turan had passed through the gateway into the city and taken his unhindered way along the avenue, twenty warriors had entered the city and closed the gate behind them, and then one had taken to the wall and followed along its summit in the rear of Turan, and another had followed him along the avenue, while a third had crossed the street and entered one of the buildings
upon the opposite side.
As the citizens may be divided into magistrates and priests, it is proper that the public tables of the priests should be in buildings
near the temples.
The tower has never, to appearance, had roofing of any sort; a fire was made in the centre of the space which it encloses, and originally the building
was probably little more than a wall drawn as a sort of screen around the great council fire of the tribe.
was only of one story; but the dormer-windows in the roof, the paint, the window-shutters, and the cheerful fire that shone through the open door, gave it an air of comfort that was not possessed by many of its neighbors.
After they had seen enough of the pens, the party went up the street, to the mass of buildings
which occupy the center of the yards.
As I stood in the shadows at the far corner of the first square which housed members of the horde, I saw warriors emerging from several of the buildings
. They all went in the same direction, toward a great building
which stood in the centre of the plaza.
Against these far stretches of country rose, in front of the other city edifices, a large red-brick building
, with level gray roofs, and rows of short barred windows bespeaking captivity, the whole contrasting greatly by its formalism with the quaint irregularities of the Gothic erections.
To reach the courtyard where the thoats were kept it was necessary for Carthoris to pass through one of the buildings
which surrounded the square.
The roofs of the buildings
varied in height but as the ceilings were all low he found that he could easily travel along the roof tops and this he did for some little distance, until he suddenly discovered just ahead of him several figures reclining upon the roof of a near-by building