But the doctor, in carrying out a project known only to himself, resolved to fill his balloon only one-half; and, since he had to carry forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet
of gas, to give his balloon nearly double capacity he arranged it in that elongated, oval shape which has come to be preferred.
The workmen, after laying the stones from the circumference to the center, were thus enclosed within a kind of well twenty-one feet
The cliffs towered above me a good five thousand feet
Nicholas we crossed a bridge over the raging torrent of the Visp, and came to a log strip of flimsy fencing which was pretending to secure people from tumbling over a perpendicular wall forty feet
high and into the river.
The tower within forms a complete circle, twenty-one feet
in diameter, the walls fourteen feet
They crawled a long distance down a sloping passage that turned and twisted several times, and at last came to where the root of some great tree, growing thirty feet
overhead, had forced out a solid stone in the wall.
The upper plain of Santa Cruz slopes up to a height of 3000 feet
at the foot of the Cordillera.
There he fell asleep, and while he slept, his wooden feet
began to burn.
It is but one hundred feet
long, and for the rest ye must trust to God and to your fingers.
Instead of progressing in a sane and dignified manner, my attempts to walk resulted in a variety of hops which took me clear of the ground a couple of feet
at each step and landed me sprawling upon my face or back at the end of each second or third hop.
As I go back in spirit and recall that noble sea, reposing among the snow-peaks six thousand feet
above the ocean, the conviction comes strong upon me again that Como would only seem a bedizened little courtier in that august presence.
SOCRATES: But since this side is also of two feet
, there are twice two feet