Next instant, the luckless mate, so full of furious life, was smitten bodily into the air, and making a long arc in his descent, fell into the sea at the distance
of about fifty yards.
I then begged him to go and suggest a distance
, for my mind was growing weak and confused under the strain which had been put upon it.
Numbers and sizes and distances
are so great, here, that we have to be made so we can FEEL them - our old ways of counting and measuring and ciphering wouldn't ever give us an idea of them, but would only confuse us and oppress us and make our heads ache.
Huck closed up and shortened his distance
, now, for they would never be able to see him.
The king, who, as I before observed, was a prince of excellent understanding, would frequently order that I should be brought in my box, and set upon the table in his closet: he would then command me to bring one of my chairs out of the box, and sit down within three yards distance
upon the top of the cabinet, which brought me almost to a level with his face.
He might, perhaps, reckon on the arrival of trains at the designated hours, in Europe, where the distances
were relatively moderate; but when he calculated upon crossing India in three days, and the United States in seven, could he rely beyond misgiving upon accomplishing his task?
I had first seen the place on a moist afternoon when distances
are deceptively diminished.
In fact, the bullets had actually pierced the cards in the exact places which the painted signs would otherwise have occupied, the lines and distances
being as regularly kept as if they had been ruled with pencil.
Earth comprises distances
, great and small; danger and security; open ground and narrow passes; the chances of life and death.
He discovered that the distances
, as compared with the brilliant measurings of his mind, were trivial and ridicu- lous.
The two serving-men waited without; but as if they likewise mistrusted each other, they kept their respective distances
Strangers came long distances
to attend service at his church, with the mere idle purpose of gazing at his figure, because it was forbidden them to behold his face.