1 On the little plateau which crowned the barren hill there stood a single giant boulder, and against this boulder there lay a tall man, long-bearded and hard-featured, but of an excessive thinness.
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2 He had to deliver right over the hill at Bickley; also go round by Waythorn, Roddam, and Pyeminster, whose names, like his own, were in Domesday Book.
3 But the cook--Mrs. Sands she was called, but by old friends Trixie--had never in all her fifty years been over the hill, nor wanted to.
4 Dug ourselves in to the hill top.
5 The donkey was captured; hampers were loaded; and forming into a procession, the picnickers began to disappear over the hill.
6 Home is the hunter, home from the hill.
7 But he didn't get really angry till he saw this bare hill.
8 It swerved at the bottom of the hill and disappeared; but it had such a lovely easy curve, of knights riding and ladies on palfreys.
9 The bristling of the hideous false teeth of tombstones on the hill affected her with a grisly kind of horror.
10 They looked up the shallow valley at the mine, and beyond it, at the black-lidded houses of Tevershall crawling like some serpent up the hill.
11 Clifford kept the chair going till he came to the brow of the hill; Connie followed slowly behind.
12 Clifford, however, putting on all his pressure, managed to steer into the riding, and with a strange noise the chair was fighting the hill.
13 Clifford was a heavy man: and the hill was steep.
14 At the top of the hill they rested, and Connie was glad to let go.
15 Well, he told her he'd die rather than ever live with her again, so he took his things and went straight to his mother's on Tevershall hill.