There was once a little girl who was very pretty and delicate, but in summer she was forced to run about with bare feet
, she was so poor, and in winter wear very large wooden shoes, which made her little insteps quite red, and that looked so dangerous!
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
. The sun was not quite upon them and they loomed a dull yellow in their own shade.
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
Then Kaa would give way limply, and Mowgli, with both quick-moving feet
, would try to cramp the purchase of that huge tail as it flung backward feeling for a rock or a stump.
Everything in this southern continent has been effected on a grand scale: the land, from the Rio Plata to Tierra del Fuego, a distance of 1200 miles, has been raised in mass (and in Patagonia to a height of between 300 and 400 feet
), within the period of the now existing sea-shells.
There he fell asleep, and while he slept, his wooden feet
began to burn.
The two squires hurried across to him, and the three stood looking down into the rocky ravine which lay a hundred and fifty feet
Here and there were slight outcroppings of quartz-bearing rock which glistened in the sunlight; and a little to my left, perhaps a hundred yards, appeared a low, walled enclosure about four feet
There is not a yard of low ground on either side of it-- nothing but endless chains of mountains that spring abruptly from the water's edge and tower to altitudes varying from a thousand to two thousand feet
. Their craggy sides are clothed with vegetation, and white specks of houses peep out from the luxuriant foliage everywhere; they are even perched upon jutting and picturesque pinnacles a thousand feet
above your head.