He fancied even then that the cooling of the body might account for this, but what disturbed that idea was the fact that the ash was falling
only from the end of the cylinder.
It will be noted, in passing, that in this falling dream which is so familiar to you and me and all of us, we never strike bottom.
We never have this sense of falling when we are wide awake.
But, if we were all falling together, it couldn't be trying to fall any quicker, you know: for, if I let go, what more could it do than fall?
Then of course the house goes faster than its natural rate of falling: but the furniture--with our noble selves--would go on failing at their old pace, and would therefore be left behind."
He stretched both hands to repulse the falling
Now when the goddess Juno saw the Argives thus falling
, she said to Minerva, "Alas, daughter of aegis-bearing Jove, unweariable, the promise we made Menelaus that he should not return till he had sacked the city of Ilius will be of no effect if we let Mars rage thus furiously.
There were houses on the other side of the river on fire, and scarcely a moment passed without the crash of a falling
Another Rule of Battle, that Alice had not noticed, seemed to be that they always fell on their heads, and the battle ended with their both falling
off in this way, side by side: when they got up again, they shook hands, and then the Red Knight mounted and galloped off.
And thus, by changing the situation of the stone, as often as there is occasion, the island is made to rise and fall by turns in an oblique direction, and by those alternate risings and fallings
(the obliquity being not considerable) is conveyed from one part of the dominions to the other.
"We are falling
so slowly that we can't be dashed to pieces when we land, and this country that we are coming to seems quite pretty."
Please, Ma'am, is this New Zealand or Australia?' (and she tried to curtsey as she spoke--fancy CURTSEYING as you're falling
through the air!
"That may well be," said the young girl, "for it has many a time happened to me to dream that I was falling
down from a tower and never coming to the ground, and when I awoke from the dream to find myself as weak and shaken as if I had really fallen."
When, at the turn of the gallery which opens on the roof of the side aisles, he perceived the tiny cell with its little window and its little door crouching beneath a great flying buttress like a bird's nest under a branch, the poor man's heart failed him, and he leaned against a pillar to keep from falling
. He imagined that she might have returned thither, that some good genius had, no doubt, brought her back, that this chamber was too tranquil, too safe, too charming for her not to be there, and he dared not take another step for fear of destroying his illusion.
In constant danger from falling
trunks and branches and paralyzed by the vivid flashing of lightning and the bellowing of thunder they crouched in pitiful misery until the storm passed.