The green man was hurrying his captive toward a huge thoat that browsed upon the ochre vegetation of the once scarlet-gorgeous plaza.
His flier was rushing swiftly above a barren, ochre plain--the world-old bottom of a long-dead Martian sea.
"His stomach is generally full, and his skin is covered with linen and cloth, instead of red ochre
sea bottom of long dead seas, low surrounding hills, with here and there the grim and silent cities of the dead past; great piles of mighty architecture tenanted only by age-old memories of a once powerful race, and by the great white apes of Barsoom.
When consciousness returned, and, as I soon learned, I was down but a moment, I sprang quickly to my feet searching for my sword, and there I found it, buried to the hilt in the green breast of Zad, who lay stone dead upon the ochre
moss of the ancient sea bottom.
A group of old fakirs were capering and making a wild ado round the statue; these were striped with ochre
, and covered with cuts whence their blood issued drop by drop--stupid fanatics, who, in the great Indian ceremonies, still throw themselves under the wheels of Juggernaut.
Touching pattern - a carpet should not be bedizzened out like a Riccaree Indian - all red chalk, yellow ochre
, and cock's feathers.
About a stout stake near the centre of the circling fires a little knot of black warriors stood conversing, their bodies smeared with white and blue and ochre
in broad and grotesque bands.
A party of Indians -- in their savage finery of curiously embroidered deerskin robes, wampum-belts, red and yellow ochre
, and feathers, and armed with the bow and arrow and stone-headed spear -- stood apart with countenances of inflexible gravity, beyond what even the Puritan aspect could attain.
These mountains abound also with mineral earths, or chalks of various colors; especially two kinds of ochre
, one a pale, the other a bright red, like vermilion; much used by the Indians, in painting their bodies.
Far out across the ochre
sea-bottoms beyond the twin cities of Helium raced the swift flier of Tara of Helium.
'If you want to cheek us, pay your ochre
at the doors and take it out.'