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Well, it may be a joke; and yet the professor seems very much in earnest about it," replied Tom.
She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.
To this aggregation of the Sperm Whale into such immense caravans, may be imputed the circumstance that even in the best cruising grounds, you may now sometimes sail for weeks and months together, without being greeted by a single spout; and then be suddenly saluted by what sometimes seems thousands on thousands.
It seems to me that the further east you go the more unpunctual are the trains.
Not the slightest, but yet it seems to me a shocking thing that a mere joke should lead to such consequences.
A yellow claw the very same that had dawed together so much wealth- poked itself out of the coach- window, and dropt some copper coins upon the ground; so that, though the great man's name seems to have been Gathergold, he might just as suitably have been nicknamed Scattercopper.
Art and life seem to me intensely serious things, and in our travels in Europe we should especially remember the immense seriousness of Art.
It seems but slightly put together," remarked I, looking at the frail yet ponderous walls.
It seems as if you heard English everywhere; but I certainly didn't expect to find it in a place like this.
The beauty of the island is unveiled as diminishing distance shows you in distincter shape its lovely peaks, but it keeps its secret as you sail by, and, darkly inviolable, seems to fold itself together in a stony, inaccessible grimness.
But to men who do not admit that Russia was formed by the will of one man, Peter I, or that the French Empire was formed and the war with Russia begun by the will of one man, Napoleon, that argument seems not merely untrue and irrational, but contrary to all human reality.
I don't think much of the stuff they give him; and Angelo seems a dirty little rascal.