And about him, above and below
, was space--such a clear emptiness and silence of space as only the aeronaut can experience.
Look you here, sentry, and you shall see how I came and how close a shave I had to not coming at all," I answered, turning toward the edge of the roof, where, twenty feet below
, at the end of my strap, hung all my weapons.
For, if the town intended to be destroyed should have in it any tall rocks, as it generally falls out in the larger cities, a situation probably chosen at first with a view to prevent such a catastrophe; or if it abound in high spires, or pillars of stone, a sudden fall might endanger the bottom or under surface of the island, which, although it consist, as I have said, of one entire adamant, two hundred yards thick, might happen to crack by too great a shock, or burst by approaching too near the fires from the houses below
, as the backs, both of iron and stone, will often do in our chimneys.
Approaching one of the openings he leaned over the black hole and, listened for sounds of life in the apartment below
For twenty days, in a temperature that had never risen above fifty below
, no breath of wind had blown movement, no slightest sound had broken the silence.
According to my plan, I was going to turn up there from the village, not from below
The three rushed me with the evident purpose of forcing me back the few steps that would carry my body over the rail into the void below
Powell said that she had gone below
after the ship had passed clear of the Ferndale.
On the top of that the three gentlemen went below
, and not long after, word was sent forward that Jim Hawkins was wanted in the cabin.
No defects to be afraid of, for the double shell is as firm as iron; no rigging to attend to; no sails for the wind to carry away; no boilers to burst; no fire to fear, for the vessel is made of iron, not of wood; no coal to run short, for electricity is the only mechanical agent; no collision to fear, for it alone swims in deep water; no tempest to brave, for when it dives below
the water it reaches absolute tranquillity.
1851, with Overweg, to visit the kingdom of Adamaoua, to the south of the lake, and from there he pushed on as far as the town of Yola, a little below
nine degrees north latitude.
For let me tell you, Socrates, that when a man thinks himself to be near death, fears and cares enter into his mind which he never had before; the tales of a world below
and the punishment which is exacted there of deeds done here were once a laughing matter to him, but now he is tormented with the thought that they may be true: either from the weakness of age, or because he is now drawing nearer to that other place, he has a clearer view of these things; suspicions and alarms crowd thickly upon him, and he begins to reflect and consider what wrongs he has done to others.