We suffered nearly two hours of this intense and bitter cold, until at about two hundred and forty-five miles from the surface of the earth we entered a stratum of solid ice, when the mercury quickly rose to 32 degrees.
For another hour I saw that pitiless column of mercury rise and rise until at four hundred and ten miles it stood at 153 degrees.
Down, down went the mercury until it stood as low as it had seven miles from the surface of the earth, and then of a sudden the realization broke upon us that death was very near.
But Priam and Idaeus as they showed out upon the plain did not escape the ken of all-seeing Jove, who looked down upon the old man and pitied him; then he spoke to his son Mercury and said, "Mercury, for it is you who are the most disposed to escort men on their way, and to hear those whom you will hear, go, and so conduct Priam to the ships of the Achaeans that no other of the Danaans shall see him nor take note of him until he reach the son of Peleus."
Thus he spoke and Mercury, guide and guardian, slayer of Argus, did as he was told.
Now when Priam and Idaeus had driven past the great tomb of Ilius, they stayed their mules and horses that they might drink in the river, for the shades of night were falling, when, therefore, Idaeus saw Mercury standing near them he said to Priam, "Take heed, descendant of Dardanus; here is matter which demands consideration.
Mercury opened the gate for the old man, and brought in the treasure that he was taking with him for the son of Peleus.
With these words Mercury went back to high Olympus.
And now both gods and mortals were fast asleep through the livelong night, but upon Mercury alone, the bringer of good luck, sleep could take no hold for he was thinking all the time how to get King Priam away from the ships without his being seen by the strong force of sentinels.
Mercury then yoked their horses and mules, and drove them quickly through the host so that no man perceived them.
And Minerva said, "Father, son of Saturn, King of kings, if, then, the gods now mean that Ulysses should get home, we should first send Mercury
to the Ogygian island to tell Calypso that we have made up our minds and that he is to return.
A: At least five bodies of water in Luzon and Mindanao and several mining sites all over the country have rising levels of mercury
, according to the Philippine Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) report, which studied the prevalence of mercury
in our country.
Talking to reporter, Deputy Director (Chemicals) Dr Zaigham Abbas Sunday said, 'A team of the ministry's experts and officials has visited the Gilgit where it has been observed that ASGM is carried out at various locations by mixing mercury
with the sand containing gold particles.