For it is the nature of a log or stone to remain motionless on level ground, and to move when on a slope; if four-cornered, to come to a standstill, but if round-shaped, to go rolling down
Nikita again sprang lightly out, throwing down the reins, and went ahead to see what had brought him to a standstill, but hardly had he made a step in front of the horse before his feet slipped and he went rolling down an incline.
He was too occupied in shaking out the snow and searching for the whip he had dropped when rolling down the incline.
As it was, she started when he appeared at the end of the side-alley, and looked up at him with two great drops rolling down
Again a head shot swiftly out, and the great Lion went rolling down
the hill as if he had been struck by a cannon ball.
The smoke of his rifle betrayed him, and I was no sooner on my feet than he was off his and rolling down
This thought broke her down, and she wandered away, with tears rolling down
But, sir," he added, turning from her to the rest of the party, "the fog comes rolling down
so fast, we shall have but just the time to meet it on the plain, and use it as a cover.
One evening, as they sat by the fountain in the garden, the little monkey kept gazing at Zayda with such sad and loving eyes that she and her mother could not think what to make of it, and they were still more surprised when they saw big tears rolling down
for with all these symptoms of profligacy at ten years old, she had neither a bad heart nor a bad temper, was seldom stubborn, scarcely ever quarrelsome, and very kind to the little ones, with few interruptions of tyranny; she was moreover noisy and wild, hated confinement and cleanliness, and loved nothing so well in the world as rolling down
the green slope at the back of the house.
Tears were rolling down
the sunken pock-marked cheeks.
Thus he spoke, slowly at first, for he was slow to move; but his wrath gathered headway like a great stone rolling down
a hill, so that at the end he was full of anger.