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.
However, this is an extremity to which the prince is seldom driven, neither indeed is he willing to put it in execution; nor dare his ministers advise him to an action, which, as it would render them odious to the people, so it would be a great damage to their own estates, which all lie below
; for the island is the king's demesne.
He had noticed openings in each roof, evidently giving ingress to the apartments below
, and now, his advance cut off by those ahead of him, he decided to risk the chance of reaching the street through the interior of one of the buildings.
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
. So I just took a look, and shoved along, straight for town.
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
. At the same instant the girl fired and my sword arm made two moves.
"Why doesn't he go below
?" he asked himself impatiently.
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.
If danger threatens one of your vessels on the ocean, the first impression is the feeling of an abyss above and below
. On the Nautilus men's hearts never fail them.
They leaned together, and looked down at the heart-drama being acted below
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.