Then one day he wrote to all the London papers to announce that he had made arrangements for an ascent
from the Crystal Palace of a machine that would demonstrate satisfactorily that the outstanding difficulties in the way of flying were finally solved.
The Huron instantly turned, and commenced a rapid retreat up the ascent
We had left the beach early in the morning, and after an uninterrupted, though at times difficult and dangerous ascent
, during which we had never once turned our faces to the sea, we found ourselves, about three hours before sunset, standing on the top of what seemed to be the highest land on the island, an immense overhanging cliff composed of basaltic rocks, hung round with parasitical plants.
If, on the other hand, any circumstances should cause undue levity, and consequent ascent
, this levity is immediately counteracted by the additional weight of rope upraised from the earth.
If you have explored the east, we should travel along the base of the cliff to the west, and seek for a practicable point for our ascent
Nobody was visible in the elevated road which skirted the ascent
save the lad whom they had sent on before them, sitting on the handle of the barrow that contained all Tess's worldly possessions.
Upon the entire surface of that ancient planet I never before had seen a hill or mountain that exceeded four thousand feet in height above the dead sea bottoms, and as the ascent
was usually gradual, nearly to their summits they presented but few opportunities for the practice of climbing.
These apparently circled the tower at six-foot intervals, in bands six feet apart; and as each stone cylinder protruded some four or five inches beyond the surface of the other ornamentation, they presented a comparatively easy mode of ascent
could I but reach them.
In order, then, to effect an ascent
, I give the gas a temperature superior to the temperature of the surrounding air by means of my cylinder.
I asked her if she thought she could brave the ascent
, and she laughed gayly in my face.
There were no stairs from the upper floor to the garret above, this ascent
being made by means of a wooden ladder which De Vac pulled up after him, closing and securing the aperture, through which he climbed with his burden, by means of a heavy trapdoor equipped with thick bars.
I am no hero--I was fully aware of the danger to which I was exposing myself; and yet I protest that I caught myself laughing under my breath, with the most outrageous inconsistency, at the instant when I began the ascent
of the trellis-work.
Repeatedly during our ascent
of the hill my eyes, I thought, had traversed the whole reach of that sidewalk, from street to street.
Strait of Magellan -- Port Famine -- Ascent
of Mount Tarn -- Forests -- Edible Fungus -- Zoology -- Great Sea-weed -- Leave Tierra del Fuego -- Climate -- Fruit-trees and Productions of the Southern Coasts -- Height of Snow-line on the Cordillera -- Descent of Glaciers to the Sea -- Icebergs formed -- Transportal of Boulders -- Climate and Productions of the Antarctic Islands -- Preservation of Frozen Carcasses -- Recapitulation.
And suppose once more, that he is reluctantly dragged up a steep and rugged ascent
, and held fast until he's forced into the presence of the sun himself, is he not likely to be pained and irritated?