There were no Germans below, and everything was intact and in ship-shape working order
He had heard no summons from his fare, even though a tube, which was in perfect working order
, was fixed close to the back of his head.
To have a great gang of seven hundred, whom I could not know personally, or feel any individual interest in, bought and driven, housed, fed, worked like so many horned cattle, strained up to military precision,--the question of how little of life's commonest enjoyments would keep them in working order
being a constantly recurring problem,--the necessity of drivers and overseers,--the ever-necessary whip, first, last, and only argument,--the whole thing was insufferably disgusting and loathsome to me; and when I thought of my mothcr's estimate of one poor human soul, it became even frightful!
The officers in charge of it got it into working order
, and in the pauses of onrushing mist swept with it the surface of the sea.
With the subsistence of the sea, we were able to go to work upon the damaged engines to some effect, and I also set men to examining the gravitation-screen generators with a view to putting them in working order
should it prove not beyond our resources.
he went on, when the pipe was in working order
, and his voice was composed again: "What's up with my father?