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I lay outstretched where I had fallen from the balloon.
Harrison Ainsworth, to whose politeness our agent is also indebted for much verbal information respecting the balloon itself, its construction, and other matters of interest.
This consideration led Sir George Cayley to think only of adapting a propeller to some machine having of itself an independent power of support - in a word, to a balloon ; the idea, however, being novel, or original, with Sir George, only so far as regards the mode of its application to practice.
It lay in the level plain right under our feet--all spread abroad like a picture--and we looked down upon it as we might have looked from a balloon.
Now as Bert and Grubb bawled their chorus for the third time, they became aware of a very big, golden-brown balloon low in the sky to the north-west, and coming rapidly towards them.
The balloon rose and fell, went out of sight--"landed, thank goodness," said Grubb--re-appeared with a leap.
To distract his thoughts he drove that day to the village of Vorontsovo to see the great balloon Leppich was constructing to destroy the foe, and a trial balloon that was to go up next day.
Far up in the air was an object that looked like a balloon.
Gradually the balloon grew bigger, which was proof that it was settling down upon the Land of the Mangaboos.
The mid-air part of one great deed I saw, however, and that was the balloon attacks made by our comrades on the fortresses.
This is as near to being inside as she may venture, because, if she were to let go her hold of the railings for one moment, the balloons would lift her up, and she would be flown away.
AN Officer of the Government, with a great outfit of mule-waggons loaded with balloons, kites, dynamite bombs, and electrical apparatus, halted in the midst of a desert, where there had been no rain for ten years, and set up a camp.