Others also," said Bagheera, licking his lips and looking at the monkey-dead on the terrace and round the tank.
Baloo went down to the tank for a drink and Bagheera began to put his fur in order, as Kaa glided out into the center of the terrace and brought his jaws together with a ringing snap that drew all the monkeys' eyes upon him.
Besides, the monkeys lived there as much as they could be said to live anywhere, and no self-respecting animal would come within eyeshot of it except in times of drought, when the half-ruined tanks and reservoirs held a little water.
A hundred and fifty feet aft down the flat-topped tunnel of the tanks a violet light, restless and irresolute.
Nothing but the midship tanks, and they're none too tight.
Ay never tank Ay see my wife never again," he confessed.
Ay tank Ay ban a great big fool," said Ole Ericsen.
He plunged into the swimming tank
or went hunting with the Judge's sons; he escorted Mollie and Alice, the Judge's daughters, on long twilight or early morning rambles; on wintry nights he lay at the Judge's feet before the roaring library fire; he carried the Judge's grandsons on his back, or rolled them in the grass, and guarded their footsteps through wild adventures down to the fountain in the stable yard, and even beyond, where the paddocks were, and the berry patches.
Her stern buoyancy tanks prevented her dropping with great rapidity; but Thurid was firing rapidly now in an attempt to burst these also, that I might be dashed to death in the swift fall that would instantly follow a successful shot.
Shot after shot tore past or into us, but by a miracle neither Woola nor I was hit, nor were the after tanks punctured.
The damage to the buoyancy tanks
had evidently been more grievous than he had at first believed.
We may stop here, and die of asphyxiation when our atmosphere tanks are empty," replied Perry, "or we may continue on with the slight hope that we may later sufficiently deflect the prospector from the vertical to carry us along the arc of a great circle which must eventually return us to the surface.
Already the air tanks were at low ebb--there was barely enough of the precious gases to sustain us for another twelve hours.
Keeping the craft low, for the buoyancy tanks were still intact, the girl skimmed the ground until the gently-moving wind had carried her to the side of the last hill that intervened between her and the structure she had thought a man-built tower.
The interior of the hull was completely taken up by the buoyancy tanks.