He sang it in a still, small voice, but, line after line, his song was caught up by the thousands who stood on the slopes
above, and thundered to the heavens till the mountains shook with its sound.
It was a slope
of gap-hedged fields possessed to their centres by clumps of brambles.
I go to rescue,' and Hurree, pounding down the slope
, cast himself bodily upon the delighted and astonished Kim, who was banging his breathless foe's head against a boulder.
There was no breath of wind, but the rain nearly drowned the flare as the great deer hurried down the slope
, sliding on his haunches.
I was plodding up the slope
, turning these thoughts over in my mind, and had reached a point which may have been half-way to home, when my mind was brought back to my own position by a strange noise behind me.
Long thatched sheds stretched round the enclosure, their slopes
encrusted with vivid green moss, and their eaves supported by wooden posts rubbed to a glossy smoothness by the flanks of infinite cows and calves of bygone years, now passed to an oblivion almost inconceivable in its profundity.
At five o'clock the Victoria, sheltered from the south winds, went gently gliding along the slopes
of the mountain, and stopped in a wide clearing remote from any habitation.
Look, too," and I pointed to a series of worn flat slabs of stone that were placed on a gentle slope
below the level of a watercourse which in some past age had been cut out of the solid rock; "if those are not tables once used to wash the 'stuff,' I'm a Dutchman.
We did so; nor were we disappointed, for at last after a pleasant journey--and what journey would not be pleasant after the hardships we had endured among the peaks of the Mountains of the Clouds--we came upon a broad flood that rushed majestically onward in the di-rection of the great sea we had seen from the snowy slopes
of the mountains.
Weaponless, desperate, stinging and aching from his superficial wounds and bruises, he had circled the forest slopes
along deer-paths, crossed two canyons, and begun to descend the horse-trail he found in the third canyon.
Unfortunately the chaparral extended only a short distance up the slope
, and as we came into the open ground above we took the fire of a dozen rifles; but Apaches shoot badly when in a hurry, and God so willed it that none of us fell.
Half-scrambled back to his feet and out of balance, he was caught by Bert's fist, and this time went clawing down the slope
that was slippery with short, dry grass.