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He said he would; and tried to find his way to the road which he knew led up the hill to Woodbine Villa. But all landmarks were gone; houses, trees, hedges, all swept away; roads covered three feet thick with rocks, and stones, and bricks, and carcasses. The pleasant valley was one horrid quagmire, in which he could take few steps, burdened as he was, without sticking, or stumbling against some sure sign of destruction and death: within the compass of fifty yards he found a steam-boiler and its appurtenances (they must have weighed some tons, yet they had been driven more than a mile), and a dead cow, and the body of a wagon turned upside down: [the wheels of this same wagon were afterward found fifteen miles from the body].
"Let me walk, my angel," said Grace. "I'm not a baby."
She held his hand tight, and tried to walk with him step by step. Her white feet shone in the pale moonlight.
They made for rising ground, and were rewarded by finding the debris less massive.
"The flood must have been narrow hereabouts," said Henry. "We shall soon be clear of it, I hope."
Soon after this, they came under a short but sturdy oak that had survived; and, entangled in its close and crooked branches, was something white. They came nearer; it was a dead body: some poor man or woman hurried from sleep to Eternity.
They shuddered and crawled on, still making for higher ground, but sore perplexed.
Presently they heard a sort of sigh. They went toward it, and found a poor horse stuck at an angle; his efforts to escape being marred by a heavy stone to which he was haltered.
Behind a great flowering shrub Hanson lay gazing at the2023-12-03 13:14
“Murdered ... all four in one morning. I do not know2023-12-03 12:51
he should ever get to the Russians. The Turks were behind2023-12-03 12:39
We were hurried, Blenkiron only half awake, into an outbuilding,2023-12-03 12:37
the sailors bought with a stick of tobacco, of the value2023-12-03 12:36
lip of the front trench. The sound was now a yard to his2023-12-03 12:17
you’re the boss here, I’ll thank you to cast your eye2023-12-03 10:56
to observe, and the next day that woman will be coaching2023-12-03 10:55
nearly pure Indian inhabitants. They were much surprised2023-12-03 10:55
I fancy we’ve all ridden as bad in our time. But one2023-12-03 10:47
said that his boys were resting and gaining strength after2023-12-03 13:08
presence, and he was trying to decide the relative position2023-12-03 12:59
with little snow-filled water-furrows. Now and then would2023-12-03 12:17
me. I could still hear their deep voices, though yards2023-12-03 12:05
could trust. To them he explained his plans and the rich2023-12-03 11:51
and, beyond, the plain of the Euphrates and the opening2023-12-03 11:04
Darkness fell when we were some miles short of the city,2023-12-03 10:55
of half a dozen miles between me and the Russian lines.2023-12-03 10:55
the leadership of each to men whom he believed that he2023-12-03 10:51
acquired after long experience by the white man. I believe2023-12-03 10:47