A Departure, the last professional sight of land
, is always good, or at least good enough.
And what's more it won't be one of these wild cat land booms.
"I've thirty million, and if I need more I can borrow on the land and other things.
It cannot be that the corals will not grow close to the land; for the shores within the lagoon-channel, when not surrounded by alluvial soil, are often fringed by living reefs; and we shall presently see that there is a whole class, which I have called Fringing Reefs from their close attachment to the shores both of continents and of islands.
Finally, if we look to other oceanic islands of about the same height and of similar geological constitution, but not encircled by coral-reefs, we may in vain search for so trifling a circumambient depth as 30 fathoms, except quite near to their shores; for usually land that rises abruptly out of water, as do most of the encircled and non-encircled oceanic islands, plunges abruptly under it.
"Now, Billy, remember we're not going to take up with the first piece of land we see.
"We're looking for land. Do you know of any around here?"
For our sick, they were many, and in very ill case, so that if they were not permitted to land, they ran danger of their lives.'
(all of you) by the merits of the Saviour that ye are not pirates, nor have shed blood lawfully or unlawfully within forty days past, you may have licence to come on land.'
This would not have been possible had not some clever man invented the "wireless" and an equally clever child suggested the idea of reaching the mysterious Land
of Oz by its means.
Who calls himself Canadian calls himself French; and, little communicative as Ned Land was, I must admit that he took a certain liking for me.
Little by little, Ned Land acquired a taste for chatting, and I loved to hear the recital of his adventures in the polar seas.
"One of my spies, who is a Blackbird, flew over the desert to the Land
of Oz, and saw the Magic Belt in Ozma's palace," replied the King with a groan.
As on the land
, so in the waters of the sea, a slow southern migration of a marine fauna, which during the Pliocene or even a somewhat earlier period, was nearly uniform along the continuous shores of the Polar Circle, will account, on the theory of modification, for many closely allied forms now living in areas completely sundered.
So all this time, while the Doctor and his animals were going along towards the Land
of the Monkeys, thinking themselves quite safe, they were still being followed by the King's men.