The river itself is not a hundred yards across, and pa and Vernon and Vardaman and Dewey Dell are the only things in sight not of that single monotony of desolation leaning with, that terrific quality a little from right to left, as though we had reached the place where the motion of the wasted world accelerates just before the final precipice.
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She approached and then pulled back from the precipice.
She skied off a precipice, dropped her skis in midair, and then opened a parachute.