The cliffs rose sheer from the jungle, towering ramparts of stone that glinted jade-blue and dull crimson in the rising sun, and curved away and away to east and west above the waving emerald ocean of fronds and leaves. It looked insurmountable, that giant palisade with its sheer curtains of solid rock in which bits of quartz winked dazzlingly in the sunlight.

By mikeb, March 2, 2013.

Found in Jewels of Gwahlur, authored by Robert E. Howard.


Isbister looked at all the wild beauty of the sunlit cliffs about them

By mikeb, December 29, 2012.

Found in The Sleeper Awakes, authored by H.G. Wells.