For the chief mate is the keeper of the ship's anchors and the guardian of her cable
They had seen me cut the cables
, and thought my design was only to let the ships run adrift or fall foul on each other: but when they perceived the whole fleet moving in order, and saw me pulling at the end, they set up such a scream of grief and despair as it is almost impossible to describe or conceive.
There were no switchboards of any account, no cables
of any value, no wires that were in any sense adequate, no theory of tests or signals, no exchanges, NO TELEPHONE SYSTEM OF ANY SORT WHATEVER.
have been published and our letters will be in print by now, and the photographs you took of the work.
The series of soundings taken by the Susquehanna, had for its aim the finding of a favorable spot for the laying of a submarine cable
to connect the Hawaiian Islands with the coast of America.
Presently the English Channel was bridged--a series of great iron Eiffel Tower pillars carrying mono-rail cables
at a height of a hundred and fifty feet above the water, except near the middle, where they rose higher to allow the passage of the London and Antwerp shipping and the Hamburg-America liners.
Then I took the pieces of cable
which I had cut in the ship, and laid them in rows, one upon another, within the circle, between these two rows of stakes, up to the top, placing other stakes in the inside, leaning against them, about two feet and a half high, like a spur to a post; and this fence was so strong, that neither man nor beast could get into it or over it.
But Porthos was not a man to abandon an old servant, and when Musqueton rose above the water, blind as a new-born puppy, he found he was supported by the large hand of Porthos and that he was thus enabled, without having occasion even to move, to advance toward the cable
with the dignity of a very triton.
I was as positive that the other end of that little cable
protruded through the surface of the inner world as I am that I sit here today in my study--when about midnight of the fourth day I was awakened by the sound of the instrument.
Had she been any other boat Disko would have taken his chances, but now he cut the cable
as the Carrie Pitman, with all the North Atlantic to play in, lurched down directly upon them.
With a rattling song the starboard watch bent to their work and hove the cable
short, then got the anchor home, and our bark moved off with a stately stride, and soon was bowling along at about two knots an hour.
At dawn she got up and went listlessly and sat down on the cable
a telegram, transmitted by cable
from Valentia (Ireland) to Newfoundland and the American Mainland, arrived at the address of President Barbicane.
Sommers went to the corner and waited for the cable
Will I, nill I, the ineffable thing has tied me to him; tows me with a cable
I have no knife to cut.