Then, with your eye on the level of the table, look at it side-ways, and you see the whole length of it; but look at it end-ways, and you see nothing but a point, it has become practically invisible. Just so is it with one of our Women.
And when a Woman is invisible, or visible only as a dim sub-lustrous point, how difficult must it be, even for the most cautious, always to avoid collision!
"And--pardon me for the foolish question--but, are you all invisible?"
"That is the one evil of our country," answered the invisible man.
So when the day approached he put on his invisible belt, took a sack of gold pieces with him, and slipping into her room in the middle of the night, he placed the bag of gold beside her bed and returned to his sheep.
Then for the first time he noticed, just as he reached his master's house, that he had forgotten the belt which made him invisible. He didn't like the idea of going back to his hut in the wind and wet, so he just stepped as he was into the girl's room, laid the sack of gold beside her, and was turning to leave the room, when his master confronted him and said, 'You young rogue, so you were going to steal the gold that a good Fairy brings every night, were you?' The Herd-boy was so taken aback by his words, that he stood trembling before him, and did not dare to explain his presence.
"I will add, to make amends," continued Barbicane, "that the inhabitants of the visible face are singularly favored by nature, to the detriment of their brethren on the invisible
"But it is itself, of itself, invisible
. Only by being reflected from objects do it and the objects become visible.
That night another invisible
missile started on its way to the earth from Mars, just a second or so under twenty-four hours after the first one.
Flambeau was plainly in a mood to break down the door with his big shoulders; but the Scotchman, with more reason, if less intuition, fumbled about on the frame of the door till he found the invisible
button; and the door swung slowly open.
For a moment he had the power of the possessed--the power to awaken in the beholders wonder, pain, pity, and a fearful near sense of things invisible
, of things dark and mute, that surround the loneliness of mankind.
The stranger looked at me again - still cocking his eye, as if he were expressly taking aim at me with his invisible
gun - and said, "He's a likely young parcel of bones that.
I could see that there were pictures on the grim, brown walls, but the subjects represented were invisible
in the obscure and shadowy light.
Mimes, in the form of God on high, Mutter and mumble low, And hither and thither fly - Mere puppets they, who come and go At bidding of vast formless things That shift the scenery to and fro, Flapping from out their Condor wings Invisible
For the helmet of Pluto, which maketh the politic man go invisible
, is secrecy in the counsel, and celerity in the execution.