The only sail noticeable was a foreign schooner with all sails set, which was seemingly
After drinking some hot coffee, like an Arctic explorer setting off on a sledge journey towards the North Pole, I would go ashore and roll shivering in a tramcar into the very heart of the town, past clean-faced houses, past thousands of brass knockers upon a thousand painted doors glimmering behind rows of trees of the pavement species, leafless, gaunt, seemingly
dead for ever.
It was a wall, seemingly
of stone masonry -- very smooth, slimy, and cold.
Raoul perceived, from a distance, the two little turrets, the dove-cote in the elms, and the flights of pigeons, which wheeled incessantly around that brick cone, seemingly
without power to quit it, like the sweet memories which hover round a spirit at peace.
Extending forward, parallel with the proboscis, and on each side of it, was a gigantic staff, thirty or forty feet in length, formed seemingly
of pure crystal and in shape a perfect prism, -- it reflected in the most gorgeous manner the rays of the declining sun.
Other things, too, there were, not less deadly though seemingly
innocuous--dried fungi, traps intended for birds, beasts, fishes, reptiles, and insects; machines which could produce pain of any kind and degree, and the only mercy of which was the power of producing speedy death.
Darkness was just falling as we came in sight of the seemingly
impregnable walls of this mountain stronghold, and lest we be seen I drew back with Woola behind a jutting granite promontory, into a clump of the hardy, purple scrub that thrives upon the barren sides of Otz.
For many things seemingly
favourable to a democracy destroy a democracy, and many things seemingly
favourable to an oligarchy destroy an oligarchy.
Nothing could be more weird than the appearance of these seemingly
basaltic summits; they stood out in fantastic profile against the sombre sky, and the beholder might have fancied them to be the legendary ruins of some vast city of the middle ages, such as the icebergs of the polar seas sometimes mimic them in nights of gloom.
And meanwhile, the very next morning after the battle, the French army advanced of itself upon the Russians, carried forward by the force of its own momentum now seemingly
increased in inverse proportion to the square of the distance from its aim.
Blazing out of the darkness, seemingly
not ten paces behind, glared two flaming points of fire.
Time and again the colossal bull tossed the enormous tiger high into the air, but each time that the huge cat touched the ground he returned to the encounter with apparently undiminished strength, and seemingly
Never had the ourang outangs heard the sound of a firearm, and the noise, seemingly
in such close proximity, filled them with such terror that on the instant they forgot all else than this new and startling fear, and with headlong haste leaped away into the jungle, leaving Bulan lying where he had fallen.
It was quickly explained, however, as were many other seemingly
Upon the mantels, and on many shelves and brackets and tables, were clustered ornaments of every description, seemingly
made out of all sorts of metals, glass, china, stones and marbles.