And one part of prudence they luckily used: they never trusted those three savages which they had taken prisoners with knowing anything of the plantation they had made in that valley, or of any cattle they had there, much less of the cave at that place, which they kept, in case of necessity, as a safe retreat; and thither they carried also the two
barrels of powder which I had sent them at my coming away.
The second tablet said: 'The key of the princess's bed-chamber must be fished up out of the lake.' And as the dwarf came to the brink of it, he saw the two
ducks whose lives he had saved swimming about; and they dived down and soon brought in the key from the bottom.
It is impossible to study the several memoirs and works of those two
conscientious and admirable observers, Kolreuter and Gartner, who almost devoted their lives to this subject, without being deeply impressed with the high generality of some degree of sterility.
For," said he, "as flourishing a condition as we may appear to be in to foreigners, we labour under two
mighty evils: a violent faction at home, and the danger of an invasion, by a most potent enemy, from abroad.
"But if you only have two
chronometers, how can you tell which has gone wrong?" Captain Doane would demand.
men who had pushed the strugglers with their feet were assailed with abuse by the sailors, who had become reconciled.
They were willing and ready to retrace their steps, when, in crossing the suburb which leads to the gates of the town, upon a white wall which was at the corner of a street turning around the rampart, Athos cast his eyes upon a drawing in black chalk, which represented, with the awkwardness of a first attempt, two
cavaliers riding furiously; one of them carried a roll of paper on which were written these words: "They are following us."
When (for example) we see one man and hear another speaking at the same time, what we see and what we hear have a relation which we can perceive, which makes the two
together form, in some sense, one experience.
I heard the harness jingle as the mule backed and caught the camel two
kicks in the ribs that rang like a drum.
Then, dashing off some algebraical formulae with marvelous facility, in a minute or two
he declared the following result:
It was now the month of December, as I said above, in my twenty- third year; and this, being the southern solstice (for winter I cannot call it), was the particular time of my harvest, and required me to be pretty much abroad in the fields, when, going out early in the morning, even before it was thorough daylight, I was surprised with seeing a light of some fire upon the shore, at a distance from me of about two
miles, toward that part of the island where I had observed some savages had been, as before, and not on the other side; but, to my great affliction, it was on my side of the island.
By giving the balloon these cubic dimensions, and filling it with hydrogen gas, instead of common air--the former being fourteen and a half times lighter and weighing therefore only two
hundred and seventy-six pounds--a difference of three thousand seven hundred and twenty-four pounds in equilibrium is produced; and it is this difference between the weight of the gas contained in the balloon and the weight of the surrounding atmosphere that constitutes the ascensional force of the former.