The bottom was solid rock covered with fine sand.
In the background were the beautiful layered mountains of the White Rock Wildlife Management.
I have often held in my hand a little model of the Plymouth Rock which a kind gentleman gave me at Pilgrim Hall, and I have fingered its curves, the split in the centre and the embossed figures "1620," and turned over in my mind all that I knew about the wonderful story of the Pilgrims.
I felt the great billows rock and sink.
Davis gulped the last of his coffee and turned the cup up side down on a rock so it would drain.
The creek flowed over a succession of rock ledges and formed pools at the edge where tadpoles swam.
He removed his hand and they moved back against the rock wall of lava that swirled over them.
Bordeaux stepped from behind the rock and called to the Indians.
The buggy bounced over a rock and she clutched his arm to keep from falling off.
A small rock trickled down, bouncing and skipping before stopping by Dean's shoe—the slight noise was a rumble in the mountain stillness.
The breakers would swoop back to gather themselves for a mightier leap, and I clung to the rock, tense, fascinated, as I felt the dash and roar of the rushing sea!
Her fall was brutally interrupted by a rock ledge about five feet down.
He led her to a large mossy rock that was etched with a name and date.
I've found old rock fences, and there's an old log cabin falling into ruins not too far from here.
Not far from the camp, they reached a rock outcropping.
About 10 feet back into the cave water oozed from the wall, slowly dripping into a small rock pool.
She glanced around at the rock outcroppings.
She flattened against the rock wall as she heard the horse scramble down into the ravine a little way down from her.
When at last they arrived at the trail's end, Westlake parked, placed a rock behind his wheel, and held out his polka-dot umbrella.
A large rock beside the road provided a place to rest while she listened for vehicles.
After examining a rock for ants or other insects, she leaned against it, drawing in the clean smell of the forest.
He waded out of the water and laid his socks and shirt on a rock in the sun to dry.
She slid down the rock and joined them, casting a sour look at Bordeaux as she brushed by him.
And God kept multiplying and multiplying 'em and feeding this whole field of people, like at a rock concert.
As the afternoon dwindled, the Deans were content to rock and ruminate.
I was more interested, I think, in the great rock on which the Pilgrims landed than in anything else in Plymouth.
I did see the rock in Plymouth and a little ship like the Mayflower and the cradle that dear little Peregrine slept in and many old things that came in the Mayflower.
It is thrown across the gorge at a height of two hundred and fifty-eight feet above the water and is supported on each bank by towers of solid rock, which are eight hundred feet apart.
But, unfortunately, I struck my foot on a rock and fell forward into the cold water.
"I'm glad I tried to turn you into a rock a few days ago," she replied.
He took Damian outside to the rock where he and kiri had watched the stars once long ago and set him down.
He made the entire trip up without seeing another vehicle, and the lords of luck were with him—Jennifer Radisson's camera was sitting in the crevice of a rock as if it were waiting for him.
It was only moments later when his fears were realized by the gnashing, booming, ripping sound of metal on rock, echoing across the valley like a clap of thunder, repeating and repeating, as if car after car had met a similar fate, further and further away.
He hooked the light to his belt where it swung in an eerie arc, casting jumping shadows on the rock-strewn slope and yellow streaks into nothingness.
If something even more untoward than what the scene implied had actually occurred last evening, Dean would find himself squeezed between the proverbial rock and a hard place.
The desert was flat, the rock formations and canyons plentiful.
The main point, however, was that they flew, and flew swiftly, if a bit unevenly, toward the rock for which they had headed.
All the way to the great rock the wooden people followed them, and when Jim finally alighted at the mouth of the cavern the pursuers were still some distance away.
Sometimes they had to climb over heaps of loose rock, where Jim could scarcely drag the buggy.
But at length they came unexpectedly upon a huge rock that shut off the passage and blocked them from proceeding a single step farther.
This rock was separate from the rest of the mountain and was in motion, turning slowly around and around as if upon a pivot.
Although the poor may not believe that wealth is attainable for them, they do not want to rock the boat and risk disrupting the system that guarantees them at least some income.
We may imagine a time when, in the infancy of the human race, some enterprising mortal crept into a hollow in a rock for shelter.
"There's enough rock here to build a housing development," she commented as they worked their way across a jumble of flat red rocks.
She stared up at Bordeaux, whose attention was focused on the rock above them.
"You're not a rock," she said again, stunned.
They inched forward, one behind the other, hands at their sides lest they rub the slime of the rock walls that wept on either side.
All I see is rock and more rock.
She began to rock vigorously.
It seemed to come from behind them but it could have been anything—a dislodged rock, an echo of their own movements.
He was taller than average, over six and a half feet, built like a rock with wide shoulders and tapered abdomen and hips beneath a jumpsuit similar to those worn by the prisoners.
She joined the Germans and other backpackers in an Irish dance as the cigarette smoke thickened and the rock band grew louder.
So, if we had the wings, and could escape the Gargoyles, we might fly to that rock and be saved.
Just you light out and make for that rock, Jim; and don't waste any time about it, either.
Suddenly my ecstasy gave place to terror; for my foot struck against a rock and the next instant there was a rush of water over my head.
After I had recovered from my first experience in the water, I thought it great fun to sit on a big rock in my bathing-suit and feel wave after wave dash against the rock, sending up a shower of spray which quite covered me.
He looked around and found a familiar dirt trail that led to a large rock overlooking the desert he'd sat on earlier to watch the sunset.
Unable to function from shock, he sat down on a rock overlooking the lake.
She leaned against the wall, eyeing the distance from her position to the rock on which Rhyn sat.
And the exile, separated from the beloved France so dear to his heart, died a lingering death on that rock and bequeathed his great deeds to posterity.
As the baby of the three, he'd always been the rock star among them.
You know how to defend yourself, and you can turn even a man into a rock with your magic.
Jonny was on a low, flat rock, making love to a woman writhing in pleasure beneath him.
A rope was tied around a rock nearby.
She found a narrow, rocky road and hopped from rock to road, surprised to see an older man leading a donkey pulling a cart ahead of her.
Fences that looked like nothing more than stacks of rock shingles edged each property.
She looked again at the spinning ground, waiting until she was able to make out a rock formation clearly before engaging the thrusters.
You should never feed a human a rock, even by mistake.
"Do you see that big rock standing on the hillside yonder?" he continued, pointing with his finger.
What would inspire someone to chisel their name into a rock so far from civilization?
World class vistas, trickling silver rivers of high snow melt-off, sky as blue as a queen's velvet robe, and the green and grey of forest and rock towering in every direction—all went unseen.
For instance, if you have a Facebook friend Abigail in Albania whom you only met once at a rock-paper-scissors competition years ago, you will generally regard Abigail's first-hand account as authoritative, even though you don't really know Abigail all that well.
Davis turned his cup up side down on the rock, but he didn't leave the fire.
She tied the lengths of rope together and hunted for and found the perfect boulder in the cave: a loose, rounded rock the size of both her fists that was light enough for her to throw.
The children and the Wizard rushed across the moving rock and sprang into the passage beyond, landing safely though a little out of breath.
At length the old hound burst into view with muzzle to the ground, and snapping the air as if possessed, and ran directly to the rock; but, spying the dead fox, she suddenly ceased her hounding as if struck dumb with amazement, and walked round and round him in silence; and one by one her pups arrived, and, like their mother, were sobered into silence by the mystery.
When they approached the area known as The Drinking Cup, the road narrowed and barely clung to the rock wall, a breath-gulping overhang hundreds of feet above the river.
The Irish rock blaring from the bar below was loud enough, and cigarette smoke already curled in through the window.