The consequence is that the Rocky Mountains and the ulterior regions, from the Russian possessions in the north down to the Spanish settlements of California, have been traversed and ransacked in every direction by bands of hunters and Indian traders; so that there is scarcely a mountain pass
, or defile, that is not known and threaded in their restless migrations, nor a nameless stream that is not haunted by the lonely trapper.
But the dwarf was enraged at his behaviour, and laid a fairy spell of ill-luck upon him; so that as he rode on the mountain pass
became narrower and narrower, and at last the way was so straitened that he could not go to step forward: and when he thought to have turned his horse round and go back the way he came, he heard a loud laugh ringing round him, and found that the path was closed behind him, so that he was shut in all round.
It was by way of this oasis that Infadoos suggested we should return, and the idea seemed to us a good one, for it appeared that we should thus escape the rigours of the mountain pass
. Also some of the hunters were in attendance to guide us to the oasis, from which, they stated, they could perceive other fertile spots far away in the desert.[*]
Sometimes, at night, the way wound through some lonely gorge, like a mountain pass
in Scotland, shining and coldly glittering in the light of the moon, and so closed in by high steep hills all round, that there seemed to be no egress save through the narrower path by which we had come, until one rugged hill-side seemed to open, and shutting out the moonlight as we passed into its gloomy throat, wrapped our new course in shade and darkness.
In spite of her immense age (three, years), it rang between the canon-like frames as a pibroch rings in a mountain pass
; the fanners changed their note, and repeated it up in every gallery; and the broad-winged drones, burly and eager, ended it on one nerve-thrilling outbreak of bugles: "La Reine le veult!
The keys of the mountain passes
still lay in the hands of the shifty and ignoble Charles of Navarre, who had chaffered and bargained both with the English and with the Spanish, taking money from the one side to hold them open and from the other to keep them sealed.
All this was not an uplifting thing to recall, but as the train whirled him through mountain passes
and golden plains the man who was "coming alive" began to think in a new way and he thought long and steadily and deeply.
In the homely Alpine villages or in the lonely mountain passes
, I could tell by his quick glancing eyes and his sharp scrutiny of every face that passed us, that he was well convinced that, walk where we would, we could not walk ourselves clear of the danger which was dogging our footsteps.
He was old, and his woollen gaberdine still reeked of the stinking artemisia of the mountain passes
'We discussed the road communication between Sarajevo and Tuzla, and we will use the same principle as with the Karaula mountain pass
, by lowering the elevation of the mountain passes
NiA!ici and Gojakovici,' said Novalic.
Six hardy walkers took on a tough challenge, navigating a tricky mountain pass
, for charity.
Rohtang Pass is a snow-capped mountain pass
and a tourist spot offering exciting adventure sports.