Not only was Bell himself a teacher of the laws of speech, so highly skilled that he was an instructor in Boston University.
The third Bell, the only one of this remarkable family who concerns us at this time, was a young man, barely twenty-eight, at the time when his ear caught the first cry of the telephone.
The bell has a tone that is wondrous sweet; let us stroll thither, and examine the matter nearer." And the rich people drove out, and the poor walked, but the way seemed strangely long to them; and when they came to a clump of willows which grew on the skirts of the forest, they sat down, and looked up at the long branches, and fancied they were now in the depth of the green wood.
The sun was shining gloriously; the children that had been confirmed went out of the town; and from the wood was borne towards them the sounds of the unknown bell with wonderful distinctness.
, furious, running riot, presented to the two walls of the tower alternately its brazen throat, whence escaped that tempestuous breath, which is audible leagues away.
We took a tolerably early breakfast, and tramped off toward Zermatt through the reeking lanes of the village, glad to get away from that bell
. By and by we had a fine spectacle on our right.
The bride and most of her company had been too much occupied with the bustle of entrance to hear the first boding stroke of the bell
, or at least to reflect on the singularity of such a welcome to the altar.
"Wingle - tingle - tink," went the bell
. "Graaa - ouch!" went the conch, while sea and sky were all milled up in milky fog.
Then he suddenly bethought him of his little bell
, and taking it out of his pocket he rang it once.
He sank upon the ground, and grovelling down as if he would dig himself a place to hide in, covered his face and ears: but no, no, no,--a hundred walls and roofs of brass would not shut out that bell
, for in it spoke the wrathful voice of God, and from that voice, the whole wide universe could not afford a refuge!
As it died away, the Great Bell
, or the Goblin of the Great Bell
But Thistledown was too sad for that, and when he told them all his story they no longer urged, but sought to comfort him; and one whom they called little Sparkle (for her crown and robe shone with the brightest diamonds), said: "You will have to work for us, ere you can win a gift to show the Brownies; do you see those golden bells
that make such music, as we wave them to and fro?
Whenever I look at my watch and its hands point to ten, I hear the bells
of the neighboring church; but because the bells
begin to ring when the hands of the clock reach ten, I have no right to assume that the movement of the bells
is caused by the position of the hands of the watch.
Mate's Voice from the Quarter-Deck Eight bells
Half-past six was no longer half-past six to these pilgrims from New England, the South, and the Mississippi Valley, it was "seven bells
"; eight, twelve, and four o'clock were "eight bells
"; the captain did not take the longitude at nine o'clock, but at "two bells
." They spoke glibly of the "after cabin," the "for'rard cabin," "port and starboard" and the "fo'castle."