The Tree of Life is dead, but before it died the plant men learned to detach
themselves from it and roam the face of Barsoom with the other children of the First Parent.
The genius of the Platonists is intoxicating to the student, yet how few particulars of it can I detach
from all their books.
So it became necessary to detach
the balloon from its draught-animal at last.
He tried to detach
the mother, who had, so to speak, knotted her hands around her daughter's waist; but she clung so strongly to her child, that it was impossible to separate them.
Why, he wondered, could Joan never for one moment detach
her mind from the details of domestic life?
Suddenly, in the strange way in which some words detach
themselves from the rest, they heard him say quite distinctly:--
The reveries from which it was difficult for him to detach
himself were ideal constructions of something else than Rosamond's virtues, and the primitive tissue was still his fair unknown.