If a young man with an idea can once get Jim Burden's attention, can manage to accompany him when he goes off into the wilds hunting for lost parks or exploring new canyons
, then the money which means action is usually forthcoming.
The foundation of their airy castles lay already before them in the strip of rich alluvium on the river bank, where the North Fork, sharply curving round the base of Devil's Spur, had for centuries swept the detritus of gulch and canyon
These streets were huge canyons
formed by towering black buildings, echoing with the clang of car gongs and the shouts of drivers; the people who swarmed in them were as busy as ants--all hurrying breathlessly, never stopping to look at anything nor at each other.
Louis by the Eads bridge, through Kansas City, across the Missouri, along the corn-fields of Kansas, and then on--on--on with the Sante Fe Railway, across vast plains and past the brink of the Grand Canyon
, to Pueblo and the lofty city of Denver.
Their wild cries echoed in the canyon
for a short time, and then all was still once more.
It runs far beneath the ice field, and below the level of the Valley Otz, but its canyon
is open here.
Through a snow-covered canyon
the way led up toward the summit of low hills.
It was ribbed with sharp, steep ridges and cloven with narrow canyons
, and here and there on the heights, rocky upheavals shaped themselves into mimic battlements and castles; and out of rifted clouds came broad shafts of sunlight, that painted summit, and slope and glen, with bands of fire, and left belts of somber shade between.
As he moved with the throng in the parklike canyon
of the thoroughfare the life of an awakening Martian city was in evidence about him.
The narrow canyon
turned and twisted this way and that, and the rift was so small that they were able to touch both walls at the same time by stretching out their arms.
I have no idea, of course, how long it took me to reach the limit of the plain, but at last I entered the foothills, following a pretty little canyon
upward toward the mountains.
The plateau was cut by frequent canyons
the passage of which often entailed hours of wearing effort.