He dropped the piece of quartz, slid down the slide, and started up the trail, running heavily.
But this he gave up as a vain task; and he sent more slides of soil down upon the scene of his labor, until no sign remained of the out-jutting walls of the vein.
Presently the door commenced to recede before me until it had sunk into the wall fifty feet, then it stopped and slid
easily to the left, exposing a short, narrow corridor of concrete, at the further end of which was another door, similar in every respect to the one I had just passed.
"Now write, 'I am very sorry that Miss Wilson saw me when I slid
down the banisters this evening.
She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven, That slid
into my soul.
Slowly at first the earth slid
down, but constantly gathering force and speed.
The bronze panels suddenly slid
up and struck the frame with a clang.
TWO or three days and nights went by; I reckon I might say they swum by, they slid
along so quiet and smooth and lovely.
The ordinary world outside slid
into his mind, and by the time he was dressed he was an English gentleman again.
Beneath them the water slid
foaming down a smooth-faced rock to the lip, whence it leaped clear--a pulsating ribbon of white, a-breath with movement, ever falling and ever remaining, changing its substance but never its form, an aerial waterway as immaterial as gauze and as permanent as the hills, that spanned space and the free air from the lip of the rock to the tops of the trees far below, into whose green screen it disappeared to fall into a secret pool.
In the distance, a great white mass lazily rose, and rising higher and higher, and disentangling itself from the azure, at last gleamed before our prow like a snow-slide, new slid
from the hills.
"Our planet's over-lighted if anything," says Captain Purnall at the wheel, as Cardiff-Bristol slides