I never felt such a disappointment as I did in waiting five, ten, fifteen minutes for an explosion
that never came.
The rock, already shaken by the explosion
, tottered on its base.
With the sound of a faint explosion
it vanished into the thick weather bodily, leaving behind of its stout substance not so much as one solitary strip big enough to be picked into a handful of lint for, say, a wounded elephant.
No one can make an affidavit to the contrary, and therefore I still say nothing against the supposition: indeed, were geologists to assert that the whole continent of America had in like manner been formed by the simultaneous explosion
of a train of Etnas laid under the water all the way from the North Pole to the parallel of Cape Horn, I am the last man in the world to contradict them.
Scarcely had Fouquet uttered these words, with a marked intention, than an explosion
broke forth among the guests.
In the midst of their eagerness and exultation, the ship blew up with a tremendous explosion
Adam, leaving his wife free to follow her own desires with regard to Lilla and her grandfather, busied himself with filling the well-hole with the fine sand prepared for the purpose, taking care to have lowered at stated intervals quantities of the store of dynamite, so as to be ready for the final explosion
The latter, who had been basking quietly, disappeared at the sound of the explosion
, but did not seem to be otherwise incommoded by Kennedy's conical bullet.
Furious vortices of sulphur and nitre, devouring shoals of fire which caught every object, the terrible thunder of the explosion
, this is what the second which followed disclosed in that cavern of horrors.
His manoeuvre was, however, delayed by a boiler explosion
on board the Susquehanna, and dawn found this ship in sight of and indeed so close to the Bremen and Weimar that they instantly engaged.
We had commenced to think that the fuse had been put out while the piece was rolling down the stairway, or that the Mahars had guessed its purpose and ex-tinguished it themselves, when the ground about the entrance rose suddenly into the air, to be followed by a terrific explosion
and a burst of smoke and flame that shot high in company with dirt, stone, and fragments of cannon.
Suddenly, without warning, the cabin roof shot up into the air, a cloud of dense smoke puffed far above the Kincaid, there was a terrific explosion
which shook the vessel from stem to stern.
The ship was listing frightfully to starboard, rendering the port boats useless, while half the starboard boats had been demolished by the explosion
Then there was a deafening explosion
, the thunder of falling masonry, and a house by the side of the arch broke suddenly into flames.
Jerry, in the doorway, caught in the out-draught of the explosion
, was flung a score of feet away.