It is my business to find out what this extraordinary discovery means.
If this frightful discovery becomes known,' he said, 'the closing of the hotel and the ruin of the Company will be the inevitable results.
But surely discretion has its limits,' he added, 'after such a discovery as we have made?
Now, as this was a discovery
of great consequence, it may be necessary to trace it from the fountain-head.
The astonishment which I had at first experienced on this discovery
soon gave place to delight and rapture.
I now proposed to Toby that instead of rambling about the island, exposing ourselves to discovery
at every turn, we should select some place as our fixed abode for as long a period as our food should hold out, build ourselves a comfortable hut, and be as prudent and circumspect as possible.
Ferguson, who, by his incredible attempt, was to link together the achievements of all these explorers, and complete the series of African discovery
Too late, I see, to claim the discovery of the idol of gold," went on Mr.
In fact the story of Tom Swift's trip to the underground land of wonders is ended, for with the discovery of the idol of gold the main object of the expedition was accomplished.
His objects were to ascertain the breadth of the continent at its broadest part, and to determine on some place on the shores of the Pacific, where government might establish a post to facilitate the discovery
of a northwest passage, or a communication between Hudson's Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
To cross the rear of the village, keeping always in the densest shadows, had required but a few moments, and the fortunate circumstance of the discovery of the hut poles lying so near the palisade had solved for her the problem of the passage of the high wall.
The only man who had seen the Belgian after his departure from his tent was the black sentry before the doorway of Lady Greystoke's prison hut, and he had been silenced by the discovery of the dead body of the man who had relieved him, the sentry that Mugambi had dispatched.
These precautions enabled the coroner and jury to settle the question of identity, and to confirm the correctness of the servant's assertion; the evidence offered by competent witnesses, and by the discovery of certain facts, being subsequently strengthened by an examination of the dead man's watch.
Could I have made my discovery a marketable commodity, even for Laura's sake, after I had found out that robbery of the rights of others was the essence of Sir Percival's crime?
For example, if we conceive the recent discovery
of gas to be so much improved and adapted to domestic use, as to supersede all other modes of producing domestic light; we can already suppose, some centuries afterwards, the heads of a whole Society of Antiquaries half turned by the discovery
of a pair of patent snuffers, and by the learned theories which would be brought forward to account for the form and purpose of so singular an implement.