The great cloud-barred disk of the sun stood just above
a limitless expanse of tossing white-caps--so to speak--a billowy chaos of massy mountain domes and peaks draped in imperishable snow, and flooded with an opaline glory of changing and dissolving splendors, while through rifts in a black cloud-bank above
the sun, radiating lances of diamond dust shot to the zenith.
One after another the brave fellows, holding their colors high above
their heads, leaped from the towering bows of their mighty craft to an awful death.
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above
my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted -- nevermore!
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above
my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadows on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted--nevermore!
I think that this should do," said he, glancing into the glass above
Upon the entire surface of that ancient planet I never before had seen a hill or mountain that exceeded four thousand feet in height above
the dead sea bottoms, and as the ascent was usually gradual, nearly to their summits they presented but few opportunities for the practice of climbing.
Presently they discovered the red girl in the balcony above
them, and, turning, roared out their recognition and their greeting.
An oyster is of a retiring disposition, and not lively--not even cheerful above
the average, and never enterprising.
They swept along above
cultivated fields of tobacco, maize, and barley, at full maturity, and here and there immense rice-fields, full of straight stalks and purple blossoms.
It took him many days to braid a new rope, but when, finally, it was done he went forth purposely to hunt, and lie in wait among the dense foliage of a great branch right above
the well-beaten trail that led to water.
And about him, above
and below, was space--such a clear emptiness and silence of space as only the aeronaut can experience.
It had been arranged in the morning that I should bring the boat up to three miles above