High up on the plateau at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she saw rolling red hills wherever she looked, with huge outcroppings of the underlying granite and gaunt pines towering somberly everywhere.
There was something exciting about this town with its narrow muddy streets, lying among rolling red hills, something raw and crude that appealed to the rawness and crudeness underlying the fine veneer that Ellen and Mammy had given her.
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There was an underlying strength to her embrace, the kind of muscle tone that came from hard work.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
The Theorem of underlying Katherine Predictability, he thought.