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A run brought them in a few minutes to the other side of the ground in front of the bottomless well, and a few yards from it, in a moonlight almost as broad as daylight, they saw what they had come to see.
The poison takes about ten minutes to act, and ten minutes' walk would bring them to the bottomless well.
Yes," remarked Fisher, "and what about the bottomless well?
The bottomless well, as I told you," answered Fisher, quietly; "that was what stumped me from the start.
Then, after a moment's silence, he pointed toward the bottomless well and said, in a quieter tone:
But if you think I am going to let the Union Jack go down and down eternally, like the bottomless well, down into the blackness of the bottomless pit, down in defeat and derision, amid the jeers of the very Jews who have sucked us dry--no I won't, and that's flat; not if the Chancellor were blackmailed by twenty millionaires with their gutter rags, not if the Prime Minister married twenty Yankee Jewesses, not if Woodville and Carstairs had shares in twenty swindling mines.
And, as if a little ashamed of his first boast, he turned and strolled away toward the bottomless well.
Don Quixote said that even if it reached to the bottomless pit he meant to see where it went to; so they bought about a hundred fathoms of rope, and next day at two in the afternoon they arrived at the cave, the mouth of which is spacious and wide, but full of thorn and wild-fig bushes and brambles and briars, so thick and matted that they completely close it up and cover it over.
Into what a bottomless pit has my lust after gold plunged me.
Although the boy had told me that it was but ten feet to the floor below I experienced the same thrills as though I were hanging above a bottomless pit.
Not even an echo replied, and his voice died out in the empty vastness of surrounding space, like a pebble cast into a bottomless gulf; then, down he sank, fainting, on the sand, alone, amid the eternal silence of the desert.
Was I afraid of finding a bottomless abyss of empty selfishness?