1. Near a little town called Watersville, in Green County, perhaps four miles
from that minor center of human activity, there was a place or precipice locally
known as the Red Cliff, a sheer wall of red sandstone, perhaps a hundred feet
high, which raised its sharp face for half a mile or more above the fruitful
corn-fields and orchards that lay beneath, and which was surmounted by a
thick grove of trees.
2. Of a sudden there came to him now for the first time in many years the full
charm of her girlish figure as he had known it in boyhood, the pleasing,
sympathetic smile, the brown hair, the blue sash she had once worn about
her waist at a picnic, her gay, graceful movements.