Then at the moment that our seats revolved--the thing that made you believe that we had turned about and were speeding upward--we passed the center of gravity and, though we did not alter the direction of our progress, yet we were in reality moving upward--toward the surface of the inner
"I waited a weary time, and you never came: I don't know whether my impatience made me think so, or whether the large fire burning made the room really as hot as I felt it to be -- I only know that, after a while, I passed through the curtains into the inner
room, to try the cooler atmosphere.
This the white-haired man told me was to be my apartment; and the inner
door, which "for fear of accidents," he said, he would lock on the other side, was my limit inward.
He led me to an inner
chamber where I beheld a battery of twenty radium pumps any one of which was equal to the task of furnishing all Mars with the atmosphere compound.
place he partitioned off with the same wickerwork, but much fairer, and divided into six apartments, so that he had six rooms on a floor, and out of every one of these there was a door: first into the entry, or coming into the main tent, another door into the main tent, and another door into the space or walk that was round it; so that walk was also divided into six equal parts, which served not only for a retreat, but to store up any necessaries which the family had occasion for.
Presently they lifted him from the floor, and half dragging, half pushing him, they brought him out of the black chamber through another doorway into an inner
courtyard of the temple.
The time may come when the inner
circle may be opened to you."
Thomson pushed on one side the curtains which concealed an inner
room, and passed through.
He bowed the stranger to a seat, and hastened to an inner
room with the armlet in his hand.
I tell you the workshop was opened, and the inner
campong as well by some one who knew the value of money and wanted that chest, but why they should have released the creatures from the inner
enclosure is beyond me."
The room had two windows in adjoining sides, but from neither could anything be seen except the rough inner
surfaces of boards a few inches from the glass.
And even when she penetrated to the inner
depths, she found only the ordinary table and Turkey carpet, and though the map over the fireplace did depict a helping of West Africa, it was a very ordinary map.