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    along the plateau

    Hello everyone,

    He worked his way carefully along the plateau until he could see the approach to the isolated Conical Kopje from east as well as west. Then, as he drew closer to the ravine, he heard again that strange, unaccountable buzzing. The mobilisation of a nation of bees. But still there was no movement to be seen on the plain below, nor on the ridges about him.

    As he ambled to the east along the plateau, with the lazy progress of a Volunteer, his stony path ended presently at the sharp edge of the ravine, dropping five hundred feet to the level of the foothills. He walked the horse to the lip of this chasm. The sound of the hive grew louder until he stood behind chest-high scrub, where the ground sloped rapidly down. He looked through a gap in the branches into this narrow gorge and saw what he had known he was going to see.

    What does "along the plateau" imply - that he moved through the surface of the plateau, or that he walked beside the plateau, i.e. parallel to it?

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    Re: along the plateau

    He moved on the surface of the plateau, from one point to another.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Aug-2013 at 11:56. Reason: Fixing typo

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