It is the first short story I ever wrote and marks, in a manner of speaking, the end of my first phase, the Malayan phase with its special subject and its verbal suggestions
. Conceived in the same mood which produced "Almayer's Folly" and "An Outcast of the Islands," it is told in the same breath (with what was left of it, that is, after the end of "An Outcast"), seen with the same vision, rendered in the same method--if such a thing as method did exist then in my conscious relation to this new adventure of writing for print.
The chemical changes take place through both direct and indirect suggestion
, and we live and thrive."
This excellent suggestion
had one drawback: it could only be carried out by spending money--and there was no money to spend.
D'Arnot's ship had been cruising along the coast, on patrol duty, when at the lieutenant's suggestion
they had anchored off the little landlocked harbor to have another look at the cabin and the jungle in which many of the officers and men had taken part in exciting adventures two years before.
Head, trunk and limbs were there; even the fingers and toes were distinctly defined; and many professed to see in the distribution and arrangement of the fibers in the globular mass representing the head a grotesque suggestion
of a face.
At this stage of the process, some one of the party suggested feathers; but the suggestion
was at once overruled by the dwarf, who soon convinced the eight, by ocular demonstration, that the hair of such a brute as the ourang-outang was much more efficiently represented by flu.
The toothless old hag grinned her appreciation of this suggestion
, and as the plan still better suited the chief's scheme, in that it would permit him to surround Tarzan with a gang of picked assassins, he readily assented, so that presently Tarzan had been installed in a hut close to the village gate.
"My little suggestion
," Thomson reminded her, "remains unanswered."
In her gentle ingratiating way, she offered a composing suggestion
. "When we heard the creaking, I don't believe there was anybody on the stairs.
This bold experiment upon the discernment of his countrymen has been hazarded by a writer who (whatever may be his real merit) has had no inconsiderable share in the applauses of his party; and who, upon this false and unfounded suggestion
, has built a series of observations equally false and unfounded.
Under Thought is included every effect which has to be produced by speech, the subdivisions being,-- proof and refutation; the excitation of the feelings, such as pity, fear, anger, and the like; the suggestion
of importance or its opposite.
It certainly had been very pleasant to enjoy the spontaneous and chivalrous homage of these men, with no further suggestion
of recompense or responsibility than the permission to be worshipped; but beyond that she racked her brain in vain to recall any look or act that proclaimed the lover.
He winced here, probably at the suggestion
that dueling was not regarded with respect in America.
All this is E PROPOS of a suggestion
on my part that the well-hole was a way by which the White Worm (whatever it was) went and came.
For they have flooded me with thousands of suggestions
in regard to it, and I have honestly tried to adopt as many of these suggestions
as could be fitted into one story.