And as Tarzan came nearer he saw the bleached skull and bones of a human being about which were remnants of clothing and articles of equipment that, as he examined them, filled the ape-man with curiosity to such an extent that for a time he forgot his own predicament in contemplation of the remarkable story suggested by these mute evidences of a tragedy of a time long past.
Upon the last sheet was a roughly drawn map with numerous reference points marked upon it, all unintelligible to Tarzan, who, after a brief examination of the papers, returned them to their metal case, replaced the top and was about to toss the little cylinder to the ground beside the mute remains of its former possessor when some whim of curiosity unsatisfied prompted him to slip it into the quiver with his arrows, though as he did so it was with the grim thought that possibly centuries hence it might again come to the sight of man beside his own bleached bones.
In the complexion of a third still lingers a tropic tawn, but slightly bleached
withal; he doubtless has tarried whole weeks ashore.
The fronds became bleached
, and then shrivelled and brittle.
The struggle in the smoke had pictured an exaggeration of itself on the bleached
cheeks and in the eyes wild with one desire.
The call of the brook came up through the woods from the valley of birches with all its old allurement; the mellow air was full of the purr of the sea; beyond were fields rimmed by fences bleached
silvery gray in the suns of many summers, and long hills scarfed with the shadows of autumnal clouds; with the blowing of the west wind old dreams returned.
And the pattern as I chose myself, and bleached
so beautiful, and I marked 'em so as nobody ever saw such marking,--they must cut the cloth to get it out, for it's a particular stitch.
On the ensuing summer, these very individuals visiting these parts in company with others, came suddenly upon the bleached
bones and grinning skull of a human skeleton, which, by certain signs they recognized for the remains of Scott.
At the door the wood-hooped pails, sodden and bleached
by infinite scrubbings, hung like hats on a stand upon the forked and peeled limb of an oak fixed there for that purpose; all of them ready and dry for the evening milking.
Everything outside the object is bleached
and the fabric below the object remains the original denim color.
If the heat does not let up, bleached
coral may die.
Their tightly coordinated mission is a race against time to document coral bleaching along the 1000km-long top half of the Great Barrier Reef before more of the heavily bleached