INVENTOR. - "Yes; it will enable your army to overrun any nation that is accessible."
INVENTOR. - "But consider the glory and the spoils!"
Swift, as has been said, was an inventor, as was his father.
In a motor boat, an airship, and a submarine respectively the young inventor had gone through many perils.
This entertainment consisted of two parts, which the inventor
distinguished by the names of the serious and the comic.
More, it had put its mark upon the young inventor himself.
For a time there seemed to be little hope of his escaping from the burden of this success and becoming an inventor, when, by a most happy coincidence, two of his pupils brought to him exactly the sort of stimulation and practical help that he needed and had not up to this time received.
"Well, have you noticed what one might call the remarkable case of the disappearing inventor--the inventor who turns up in a blaze of publicity, fires off a few successful experiments, and vanishes?"
It was said that he had been the landlord of an ambiguous hotel in Cape Town, and had there given shelter to, and witnessed, the experiments and finally stolen the papers and plans of, an extremely shy and friendless young inventor named Palliser, who had come to South Africa from England in an advanced stage of consumption, and died there.
It may, however, be mentioned that mere inventors
of revolvers, fire-shooting carbines, and similar small arms, met with little consideration.
The inventor of the language seems to have taken pleasure in complicating it in every way he could think of.
The inventor of the language probably got what he knew about a conscience from hearsay.