I had passed the forest, and had come, as it were, to the legs of the old stone
Witch who sits up aloft there forever waiting for the world to die.
Directly before Tarzan, a woman stood beside a block of stone
. Upon the top of the stone
lay stretched a man, and as the ape-man watched the scene, he saw the lion glare terribly at the two who remained within the temple.
The two stones
were to be carried the entire course.
A few stones
were thrown at long distances, and words of challenge passed between small warriors.
Later on, they made words; they placed stone
, they coupled those syllables of granite, and attempted some combinations.
"But there must be something on the other side of that stone
," cried Tom.
"I beg your pardon, sir," he said, "but I think there is something the matter with your horse; he goes very much as if he had a stone
in his shoe.
To explain the manner of its progress, let A B represent a line drawn across the dominions of Balnibarbi, let the line C D represent the loadstone, of which let D be the repelling end, and C the attracting end, the island being over C: let the stone
be placed in position C D, with its repelling end downwards; then the island will be driven upwards obliquely towards D.
At that moment the man with the feathers ceased to gesticulate, and, with his hands placed upon his knees, was following, half-bent, the effort of six workmen to raise a block of hewn stone
to the top of a piece of timber destined to support that stone
, so that the cord of the crane might be passed under it.
During these eight months Barbicane never quitted Stones
Hill for a single instant.
I have already mentioned that the dwellings of the islanders were almost invariably built upon massive stone
foundations, which they call pi-pis.
"None can tell what happened; but it came about that the white man was frightened, for he flung down the goat-skin, with the stones
, and fled out with only the one stone
in his hand, and that the king took, and it is the stone
which thou, Macumazahn, didst take from Twala's brow."