A large, civil cocked hat, like those worn by clergymen within the last thirty years, surmounted the whole, furnishing dignity to a good-natured and somewhat vacant countenance, that apparently
needed such artificial aid, to support the gravity of some high and extraordinary trust.
there were many aspects and accidents of life not included in his experience.
He lay muttering incoherently some little time; then for a time he lay silent, and apparently
sinking away toward death.
A whirlwind had apparently
collected its force in our vicinity; for there were frequent and violent alterations in the direction of the wind; and the exceeding density of the clouds (which hung so low as to press upon the turrets of the house) did not prevent our perceiving the lifelike velocity with which they flew careering from all points against each other, without passing away into the distance.
The food consisted of about a pound of some solid substance of the consistency of cheese and almost tasteless, while the liquid was apparently
milk from some animal.
Most of its arms were retracted, but with three long tentacles it was fishing out a number of rods, plates, and bars which lined the covering and apparently
strengthened the walls of the cylinder.
In this rush they were apparently
all deaf and blind.
This state between reviving hope and momentary despondency had prevailed for several weeks, when the affectionate girl entered an apartment that communicated with George's own room, where she found the invalid reclining on a settee apparently
deeply communing with himself.
He was one of those officials called berthing-masters - not the one who had berthed us, but another, who, apparently
, had been busy securing a steamer at the other end of the dock.
Whist has long been noted for its influence upon what is termed the calculating power; and men of the highest order of intellect have been known to take an apparently
unaccountable delight in it, while eschewing chess as frivolous.
indifferent nature of the errand seemed to make a ridiculous anticlimax to my prevision and my agitation.
The pages which follow have been extracted from a pile of manuscript which was apparently
meant for the eye of one woman only.