The most interesting part of Cannon's book consists in the investigation of the effects produced by secretion of adrenin.
* Cannon's work is not unconnected with that of Mosso, who maintains, as the result of much experimental work, that "the seat of the emotions lies in the sympathetic nervous system." An account of the work of both these men will be found in Goddard's "Psychology of the Normal and Sub-normal" (Kegan Paul, 1919), chap.
Just then there was a whistle in the air; nearer and nearer, faster and louder, louder and faster, a cannon
ball, as if it had not finished saying what was necessary, thudded into the ground near the shed with super human force, throwing up a mass of earth.
"I cannot tell all that happened on that day, but I will tell of the last charge that we made together; it was across a valley right in front of the enemy's cannon. By this time we were well used to the roar of heavy guns, the rattle of musket fire, and the flying of shot near us; but never had I been under such a fire as we rode through on that day.
Every moment the ranks were thinned, but as our comrades fell, we closed in to keep them together; and instead of being shaken or staggered in our pace our gallop became faster and faster as we neared the cannon.
The inventor of a new cannon associated himself with the caster and the borer.
One condition was imposed as a sine qua non upon every candidate for admission into the association, and that was the condition of having designed, or (more or less) perfected a cannon; or, in default of a cannon, at least a firearm of some description.
Among the hired men of the party was one William Cannon
, who had been a soldier at one of the frontier posts, and entered into the employ of Mr.
From the small forward decks of the feluccas Perry's crude cannon were belching smoke, flame, thunder, and death.
The dugouts came for us right along in an attempt to board us, but by keeping on the move in one direction and circling, we managed to avoid getting in each other's way, and were enabled to fire our cannon and our small arms with less danger to our own comrades.
The Legislature immediately sent out a huge quantity of paper-money, with which, as if by magic spell, the governor hoped to get possession of all the old cannon, powder and balls, rusty swords and muskets, and everything else that would be serviceable in killing Frenchmen.
Great horse-pistols, too, were found, which would go off with a bang like a cannon. Old cannon, with touchholes almost as big as their muzzles, were looked upon as inestimable treasures.
The worthy officer, jumping upon a horse given him by Aramis, departed in the direction of the sound of cannon
, which, by surging the crowd into the fort, had interrupted the conversation of the two friends with their prisoner.
At the first words of the Count de Guiche, the prince, having in mind the direction whence came the sound of cannon, had understood everything.
Meanwhile, as the little troop drew nearer to Lens, the noise of the cannon sounded louder.