An under-tanked Moghrabi boat had risen to the limit of her lift, and, finding no improvement, had dropped a couple of thousand.
But some skippers -will navigate without enough lift.
We held a good lift to clear the coastwise and Continental shipping; and we had need of it.
Suddenly a bell thrills; the engineers run to the turbine-valves and stand by; but the spectacled slave of the Ray in the U-tube never lifts his head.
Father Brown found Flambeau and some six other people standing round the enclosed space into which the lift commonly descended.
In an instant like a bolt from the blue, like a thunderbolt from nowhere, that beautiful and defiant body had been dashed down the open well of the lift to death at the bottom.
I think, to tell the truth, she thought herself somewhat deeper in the mysteries than she was; and she has often said to me, as we went down in the lift together, that if one's will were strong enough, one could float down as harmlessly as a feather.
She told me specially she would write it this morning, and I actually saw her writing as I went up in the lift to my own room.
Kalon brought the lift to the girl's landing, and saw her, through the open door, writing in her slow, sightless way the will she had promised him.
The building was American in its sky-scraping altitude, and American also in the oiled elaboration of its machinery of telephones and lifts.
Then, the next moment, we would lift
and soar upward while they sank far down beneath us.