A spring, which many long years before had induced the natives to select the place for their temporary fortification, was soon cleared of leaves, and a fountain of crystal gushed from the bed, diffusing its waters over the verdant hillock.
Heyward perceived, in truth, that the younger Indian had thrown his form on the side of the hillock while they were talking, like one who sought to make the most of the time allotted to rest, and that his example had been followed by David, whose voice literally "clove to his jaws," with the fever of his wound, heightened, as it was, by their toilsome march.
At last I sat down on the summit of the hillock
, and watched this strange incredible company of blind things groping to and fro, and making uncanny noises to each other, as the glare of the fire beat on them.
We walked round the hillock
and gazed about anxiously on the other side, but it was the same story, not a drop of water could be found; there was no indication of a pan, a pool, or a spring.
Twice they had attempted to attack this point, but on each occasion had been driven back by grapeshot from the four isolated guns on the hillock
Unconsciously she had been walking faster and faster, her body trying to outrun her mind; but she was now on the summit of a little hillock
of earth which rose above the river and displayed the valley.
They found only one hillock
with a stream at its base, so that Hook had no choice; here he must establish himself and wait for just before the dawn.
Not long afterwards, as he ascended a small hillock
, he saw at its foot a Lion feeding on the Calf.
At one side was a little knoll--a natural hillock
, bare of shrubbery but covered with wild grass, and on this, standing out of the grass, the headstone of a grave!
But now, let all the people build be a great temple and an altar below it and beneath the city and its sheer wall upon a rising hillock
It was only hard work when he had to break off the motion, which had become unconscious, and to think; when he had to mow round a hillock
or a tuft of sorrel.
He couldn't bear to think of himself living on any other spot than this, where he knew the sound of every gate door, and felt that the shape and color of every roof and weather-stain and broken hillock
was good, because his growing senses had been fed on them.