Before trying to seize the projectile, Engineer Murchison wanted to find its exact position at the bottom of the ocean.
Maston, the brothers Blomsberry, and Engineer Murchison, without heeding these dangers, took their places in the air-chamber.
The grasp included the whole correspondence, with one exception -- that exception being a final report from the civil engineer, which notified the termination of the connection between his pupil and himself, and the immediate return of Frank to his father's house.
The plain facts, as stated by the engineer, were briefly these: Frank was not possessed of the necessary abilities to fit him for his new calling; and it was useless to waste time by keeping him any longer in an employment for which he had no vocation.
It was the most professional cable- laying that any one at that time could do, and it succeeded, not brilliantly, but well enough to encourage the telephone engineers to go ahead.
Engineers could become bookkeepers, and bookkeepers could become engineers.
Solomon Rout, the chief engineer, smoking his morning cigar over the skylight, would turn away his head in order to hide a smile.
The chief engineer only cleared his throat with the air of a man who knows the value of a good billet.
In ten seconds the coach with its clerks clashed down to the receiving-caisson; the hostlers displaced the engineers at the idle turbines, and Tim, prouder of this than all, introduced me to the maiden of the photograph on the shelf.
The jointed U-tubes of the vacuum-chamber are pressure-tempered colloid (no glass would endure the strain for an instant) and a junior engineer with tinted spectacles watches the Ray intently.
The workmen, as commanded by the engineer
, drew back with their ears down, and shaking their heads, with the exception of the one who held the plank, who prepared to perform the office.
Four thousand horse-power and forty-five miles an hour," the engineer
repeated, grinning good-naturedly.