Whether the man was partly blind or only very careless I can't say, but he drove me with that stone
in my foot for a good half-mile before he saw anything.
To explain the manner of its progress, let A B represent a line drawn across the dominions of Balnibarbi, let the line C D represent the loadstone, of which let D be the repelling end, and C the attracting end, the island being over C: let the stone
be placed in position C D, with its repelling end downwards; then the island will be driven upwards obliquely towards D.
The workman who held the plank profited by the space thus given him, and slipped the roller under the stone
The sounds of the picks against the rock, the bursting of mines, the grinding of the machines, the wreaths of smoke scattered through the air, traced around Stones
Hill a circle of terror which the herds of buffaloes and the war parties of the Seminoles never ventured to pass.
The mineral waters of Arva Wai* ooze forth from the crevices of a rock, and gliding down its mossy side, fall at last, in many clustering drops, into a natural basin of stone
fringed round with grass and dewy-looking little violet-coloured flowers, as fresh and beautiful as the perpetual moisture they enjoy can make them.
Look within also and ye will find a water-gourd amongst the stones
These temples are built upon massive substructions that might support a world, almost; the materials used are blocks of stone
as large as an omnibus--very few, if any of them, are smaller than a carpenter's tool chest--and these substructions are traversed by tunnels of masonry through which a train of cars might pass.
Next moment, a stone
coming rattling at his hat, and a distant yell of 'Wake-Cock
I had passed the forest, and had come, as it were, to the legs of the old stone
Witch who sits up aloft there forever waiting for the world to die.
Upon the top of the stone
lay stretched a man, and as the ape-man watched the scene, he saw the lion glare terribly at the two who remained within the temple.
The two stones
were to be carried the entire course.
A few stones
were thrown at long distances, and words of challenge passed between small warriors.
It was a presentiment that human thought, in changing its form, was about to change its mode of expression; that the dominant idea of each generation would no longer be written with the same matter, and in the same manner; that the book of stone
, so solid and so durable, was about to make way for the book of paper, more solid and still more durable.
It seemed to have been tunneled through the earth, the sides being lined by either slabs of stone
, or walls made by a sort of concrete.
One afternoon, when the sun was going down, a mother and her little boy sat at the door of their cottage, talking about the Great Stone