is dangerous," I said, As we rode on together Through sunny miles and sunny miles Of Surrey heather; "This hill
is dangerous--don't you think We'd better walk it?
We inquired, and learned that the lions of Smyrna consisted of the ruins of the ancient citadel, whose broken and prodigious battlements frown upon the city from a lofty hill
just in the edge of the town--the Mount Pagus of Scripture, they call it; the site of that one of the Seven Apocalyptic Churches of Asia which was located here in the first century of the Christian era; and the grave and the place of martyrdom of the venerable Polycarp, who suffered in Smyrna for his religion some eighteen hundred years ago.
The belief was communicated to the English settlers, and is hardly yet extinct, that a gem, of such immense size as to be seen shining miles away, hangs from a rock over a clear, deep lake, high up among the hills
The sweeping sound of the funeral train faded away like a thin vapor, and the wind, that just before had seemed to shake the coffin pall, moaned sadly round the verge of the Hollow between three Hills
It is altogether a place that you won't forget, a place to open a man's soul, and make him prophesy, as he looks down on that great Vale spread out as the garden of the Lord before him, and wave on wave of the mysterious downs behind, and to the right and left the chalk hills
running away into the distance, along which he can trace for miles the old Roman road, "the Ridgeway" ("the Rudge," as the country folk call it), keeping straight along the highest back of the hills
--such a place as Balak brought Balaam to, and told him to prophesy against the people in the valley beneath.
Then came such summer rains as had not been known in the Hills
for many seasons.
Ben Jones the hunter, however, in one of the passes of the Black Hills
, succeeded in bringing down a bighorn from the verge of a precipice, the flesh of which was pronounced by the gormands of the camp to have the flavor of excellent mutton.
At last they entered a world within a world - a valley of leagues where the high hills
were fashioned of a mere rubble and refuse from off the knees of the mountains.
A low moaning came down from the hills
where her flier was hidden.
And just then there came a knock and a scurrying; the police, so lamentably absent from the Calton Hill
, appeared upon the scene; and the party, taken FLAGRANTE DELICTO, with their glasses at their elbow, were seized, marched up to the police office, and all duly summoned to appear as witnesses in the consequent case against that arch-shebeener, Colette.
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.
Miss EYNSFORD HILL
[going to him with confident familiarity] How do you do?