From time to time a dull sound was heard, like that of a rising tempest or a billow of the sea; but nothing clear, nothing distinct, nothing intelligible; it was like those mysterious subterraneous
noises that precede an earthquake.
Others have endeavored to account for these discharges of "mountain artillery" on humbler principles; attributing them to the loud reports made by the disruption and fall of great masses of rock, reverberated and prolonged by the echoes; others, to the disengagement of hydrogen, produced by subterraneous
beds of coal in a state of ignition.
A day or two will be spent here in looking over the wonderful subterraneous
fortifications, permission to visit these galleries being readily obtained.
Not when Dorothy has given you to understand that there is a secret subterraneous
communication between your apartment and the chapel of St.
Only, struck by that superstitious terror which every dark and subterraneous
way naturally impresses upon the mind of man, he stopped at the outside of the grotto, and waited till his companions should have assembled round him.
He therefore returned by the subterraneous
gallery, and arrived in time to hear the exclamations of the turnkey, who called out for help.
It is believed here that these springs are the vents of a great subterraneous lake, and they have this circumstance to favour their opinion, that the ground is always moist and so soft that the water boils up under foot as one walks upon it.
Others pretend a subterraneous communication between the ocean and the Nile, and that the sea being violently agitated swells the river.
Bear in mind, too, that under these untoward circumstances he has to cut many feet deep in the flesh; and in that subterraneous
manner, without so much as getting one single peep into the ever-contracting gash thus made, he must skilfully steer clear of all adjacent, interdicted parts, and exactly divide the spine at a critical point hard by its insertion into the skull.
All these detached masses, covered with enamel, polished by the action of the subterraneous
fires, shone resplendent by the light of our electric lantern.
The choice morsel had been judiciously separated from the adjoining and less worthy parts of the beast, and, enveloped in the hairy coating provided by nature, it had duly undergone the heat of the customary subterraneous
oven, and was now laid before its proprietors in all the culinary glory of the prairies.
Their passage through the natural galleries and subterraneous
apartments of the cavern was preceded by the shrieks and cries of hundreds of women and children.