The French battalion rushes to the bridgehead, spikes the guns, and the bridge is taken!
Towards the foothills of the Caucasus they are clothed with thick forests, while in the west they merge into the steppes of south Russia or end in marshy ground, choked with reeds and rushes, in the delta of the Kuban.
A flight of stone steps leads the way down to a narrow passage, through which the air rushes with violence, outward in summer and inward in winter.
Deep, through which the water rushes at the rate of 4 to 5 m.
It is by this time mere vegetable mould and undistinguishable pond shore, through which rushes and flags have pushed up.