1 He surely wanted nothing from the wilderness but space to breathe in and to push on through.
2 He seemed to think himself excellently well equipped for a renewed encounter with the wilderness.
3 I had turned to the wilderness really, not to Mr. Kurtz, who, I was ready to admit, was as good as buried.
4 But the wilderness had found him out early, and had taken on him a terrible vengeance for the fantastic invasion.
5 In a few days the Eldorado Expedition went into the patient wilderness, that closed upon it as the sea closes over a diver.
6 She stood looking at us without a stir and like the wilderness itself, with an air of brooding over an inscrutable purpose.
7 It made me hold my breath in expectation of hearing the wilderness burst into a prodigious peal of laughter that would shake the fixed stars in their places.
8 It was a moment of triumph for the wilderness, an invading and vengeful rush which, it seemed to me, I would have to keep back alone for the salvation of another soul.
9 And, after all, they did not eat each other before my face: they had brought along a provision of hippo-meat which went rotten, and made the mystery of the wilderness stink in my nostrils.
10 And outside, the silent wilderness surrounding this cleared speck on the earth struck me as something great and invincible, like evil or truth, waiting patiently for the passing away of this fantastic invasion.
11 Five such installments came, with their absurd air of disorderly flight with the loot of innumerable outfit shops and provision stores, that, one would think, they were lugging, after a raid, into the wilderness for equitable division.
12 And in the hush that had fallen suddenly upon the whole sorrowful land, the immense wilderness, the colossal body of the fecund and mysterious life seemed to look at her, pensive, as though it had been looking at the image of its own tenebrous and passionate soul.