"Seven," he muttered aloud, asserting the sum of the specks for which he had toiled so hard and which he had so wantonly thrown away.
When but one speck of gold rewarded his washing, he stopped and built a fire of dry twigs.
"It's just booful, the way it peters out," he exulted when a shovelful of dirt contained no more than a single speck of gold.
He dug deep, and he dug shallow, filling and washing a dozen pans, and was unrewarded even by the tiniest golden speck. He was enraged at having yielded to the temptation, and cursed himself blasphemously and pridelessly.
In the midst of it was a tiny golden speck. He dribbled a little water in over the depressed edge of the pan.
A golden speck, no larger than a pin-point, appeared on the rim, and by his manipulation of the riveter it returned to the bottom of tile pan.
There, balancing lightly upon a swaying bough, he sought in the direction of the eastern horizon for the tiny speck that would be the British plane bearing away from him the last of his own race and kind that he expected ever again to see.
For a few seconds he watched it speeding evenly eastward, when, to his horror, he saw the speck dive suddenly downward.
"What Jo would give for a sight of that famous speck
!" said Amy, feeling in good spirits and anxious to see him so also.
At first it seemed a little speck
, And then it seemed a mist: It moved and moved, and took at last A certain shape, I wist.
Tom lay upon a sofa with an eager audi- tory about him and told the history of the wonderful adventure, putting in many striking additions to adorn it withal; and closed with a description of how he left Becky and went on an exploring expedition; how he followed two avenues as far as his kite-line would reach; how he followed a third to the fullest stretch of the kite-line, and was about to turn back when he glimpsed a far-off speck
that looked like daylight; dropped the line and groped toward it, pushed his head and shoulders through a small hole, and saw the broad Mississippi rolling by!
Part contamination in the form of streaking and/or black specks
is a common problem in injection molding.
When I received my first prototypes, there seemed to be a lot of small specks
of "stuff" on the outer surface.
That said, when the researchers at the agency used the telescope to look into the vast area and peer deep into the distant space, they were able to capture the heat emitting out from dust grains between the stars of each galaxy in the form of the minute specks
Influenced by the smooth specks
of sand, which represent an element that often surrounds the everyday life of Egyptians in the most subtle way, Suhayla Al Sheikh has decided to put it under the magnifying glass in her own personal way.