It seemed, however, to Edmond, who was hidden from his comrades by the inequalities of the ground, that at sixty paces from the harbor the marks ceased; nor did they terminate at any grotto. A large round rock, placed solidly on its base, was the only spot to which they seemed to lead.
He ascended into grottos paved with emeralds, with panels of rubies, and the roof glowing with diamond stalactites.
And thus the wonderful Blue Grotto is suggested to me.
Nero's Baths, the ruins of Baiae, the Temple of Serapis; Cumae, where the Cumaen Sybil interpreted the oracles, the Lake Agnano, with its ancient submerged city still visible far down in its depths--these and a hundred other points of interest we examined with critical imbecility, but the Grotto of the Dog claimed our chief attention, because we had heard and read so much about it.
We passed the night in a grotto
hollowed in the snow, which afforded us but poor shelter, and I was ill all night.
My friends' launch cast us loose just below the grotto
, and then Harris wanted to make out that it was my turn to pull.
As to how we spent our time during the afternoon, all I need say is that Rouletabille led me to the grotto
of Sainte-Genevieve, and, all the time, talked of every subject but the one in which we were most interested.
At this moment there opened before us a large grotto
dug in a picturesque heap of rocks and carpeted with all the thick warp of the submarine flora.
Anyhow, she left it almost finished in the Grotto
of the Calvary at the Capuccini Hotel at Amalfi while she went for a little ink.
On the under story, towards the garden, let it be turned to a grotto
, or a place of shade, or estivation.
The jets d'eau , which were regarded as wonderful in 1653, are still so, even at the present time; the cascades awakened the admiration of kings and princes; and as for the famous grotto
, the theme of so many poetical effusions, the residence of that illustrious nymph of Vaux, whom Pelisson made converse with La Fontaine, we must be spared the description of all its beauties.
He would not deign to examine even the masterpieces of Elephanta, or the mysterious hypogea, concealed south-east from the docks, or those fine remains of Buddhist architecture, the Kanherian grottoes
of the island of Salcette.