Individuals went to England and spoke wherever they could get a hearing, but it was uphill work.
Then they rode downhill and uphill, across a ryefield trodden and beaten down as if by hail, following a track freshly made by the artillery over the furrows of the plowed land, and reached some fleches * which were still being dug.
With each turn in the road he expected to see the summit but was only greeted with another long uphill climb until he lost track of the numbers.
This is found advantageous on hill-sides where the work is easier if all the furrows are turned downhill; or from another point of view the furrows may be all laid uphill so as to counteract the tendency for the soil to work down the slope.
How he suffered in his uphill course he has told us himself (xv.