"I think so too," replied Barbicane; "that is why I propose to quadruple that length
, and to construct a gun of nine hundred feet."
At length, however, I took courage, and did not hesitate to step firmly; endeavoring to cross in as direct a line as possible.
For many seconds I hearkened to its reverberations as it dashed against the sides of the chasm in its descent; at length there was a sullen plunge into water, succeeded by loud echoes.
Agitation of spirit kept me awake for many long hours; but at length I again slumbered.
the King, recovering from his astonishment at recognising the brother who had been lost some years before, exclaimed, 'Yes, you are indeed my brother, and now that I have found you, take the throne to which I have no longer a right.' So saying, he respectfully kissed the Prince's hand.
I mean that when you see a Woman, you ought -- besides inferring her breadth -- to see her length, and to SEE what we call her HEIGHT; although that last Dimension is infinitesimal in your country.
When we in Flatland see a Line, we see length and BRIGHTNESS.
By "height" I mean a Dimension like your length: only, with you, "height" is not so easily perceptible, being extremely small.
, one of the men, more exhausted than the rest, threw himself upon the grass, and declared he could go no further.
Disease crept over both mind and body, he was tortured by pain, and when at length
the pain left him he sank into torpor.
I succeeded so well in this endeavor that, in a few days, the creature bestowed upon me various tokens of his favor, and in the end even went to the trouble of teaching me the rudiments of what it was vain enough to denominate its language; so that, at length, I was enabled to converse with it readily, and came to make it comprehend the ardent desire I had of seeing the world.
"'The beast,' continued Sinbad to the caliph, 'swam, as I have related, up hill and down hill until, at length, we arrived at an island, many hundreds of miles in circumference, but which, nevertheless, had been built in the middle of the sea by a colony of little things like caterpillars'"
The king of the place having offered a reward for the solution of two very difficult problems, they were solved upon the spot -- the one by the bees, and the other by the birds; but the king keeping their solution a secret, it was only after the most profound researches and labor, and the writing of an infinity of big books, during a long series of years, that the men-mathematicians at length arrived at the identical solutions which had been given upon the spot by the bees and by the birds.'"
I took a step, and lo, away it scud with an elastic spring over the snow-crust, straightening its body and its limbs into graceful length
, and soon put the forest between me and itself -- the wild free venison, asserting its vigor and the dignity of Nature.
On the following day the search was resumed, and the poor fellow was at length
discovered lying beneath a group of rocks, his legs swollen, his feet torn and bloody from walking through bushes and briars, and himself half- dead with cold, hunger, and fatigue.