So he said, "I'm sorry not to do as you wish, but we must pass over your hill
whether you like it or not," and he walked boldly forward.
was dangerous, we knew, And knew that we must take it; The law was strong,--that too we knew Yet dared to break it.
[taking up her daughter's cue] But why?
And besides--I have seen that door into the back of the hill
called Cat Bells--and besides I am very well acquainted with dear Mrs.
It is just possible that this hill
is Mount Ararat, and that Noah's Ark rested here, and he ate oysters and threw the shells overboard.
We had come since sunrise from Bartlett, passing up through the valley of the Saco, which extends between mountainous walls, sometimes with a steep ascent, but often as level as a church aisleú All that day and two preceding ones we had been loitering towards the heart of the White Mountains -- those old crystal hills
, whose mysterious brilliancy had gleamed upon our distant wanderings before we thought of visiting them.
The Danes held the camp and the slope where we are standing--the whole crown of the hill
, in fact.
A moderate incline runs towards the foot of Maybury Hill
, and down this we clattered.
That red ran high up the hill
of their refuge, damming back the little river, which had begun to spread into a brick-coloured lake.
Two other passengers, besides the one, were plodding up the hill
by the side of the mail.
Hunt and his party were now on the skirts of the Black Hills
, or Black Mountains, as they are sometimes called; an extensive chain, lying about a hundred miles east of the Rocky Mountains, and stretching in a northeast direction from the south fork of the Nebraska, or Platte River, to the great north bend of the Missouri.
There is a lake down there below us, and anyone who bathes in it, though he were at death's door, becomes sound and well on the spot, and those who wash their eyes with the dew on this hill
become as sharp-sighted as the eagle, even if they have been blind from their youth.