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  • But Lucy did not return; and her cottage, from which the neighbors shrank as from a haunted place, remained as she had left it, and crumbled slowly down to four fern-covered walls, past which the little stream went murmuring on from pool to pool — the only voice, for many a year to come, which broke the silence of that lonely glen.

    Westward Ho!

  • She leads Adam down a fern-covered aisle to the front desk, and jingles a miniature bell.

    Why Fantasy Football Matters

  • She thought about the challenge to come, even as she swooped in a long, serene glide over the fern-covered hills under the amusement dome, beneath the stunning ring of orbital colonies that made a glittering necklace in the persimmon sky.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • He stepped down from the saddle, tied the reins to a stout sapling close by the path, unshipped the carbine and began picking his precarious way on foot down the fern-covered slope.

    Ishmael

  • It was an enchanted world, the fern-covered cliff dark green and mysterious, the waterfall a silver ribbon, the cottage so much a part of its surroundings that it seemed a piece of nature more than a structure built by man.

    One Night for Love

  • : A cascading waterfall Seemed to sprout from the center of a fern-covered rocky cliff.

    So Hard To Forget

  • Samuel led her through a morass of brush, tight trees, and fern-covered boulders, to a place that would be nearly impossible to find without him to guide her.

    Temple of the Winds

  • From this ridge such a lovely scene opened out in the evening light, lofty peaks all around, and below, grassy, fern-covered ravines.

    Three Years in Tristan da Cunha

  • Looking down we see patches of sugar cane and tobacco; groves of bananas, cocoanut, and palm trees; hedges of strange growth; unknown plants and vines, and fern-covered rocks.

    Little Journey to Puerto Rico : for Intermediate and Upper Grades For Intermediate and Upper Grades

  • The reader is transported to far-away lands, strange men and animals surround him, the skies glare above him, silver lakes sparkle in the sun, brooks murmur against their fern-covered sides, and birds move the soul with their sweet music.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 The Guide

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