Fully alive to the gravity and responsibilities of his marvellous discovery he had kept the results of his experimentation, and even the experiments themselves, a profound secret not only from his colleagues, but from his only daughter, who heretofore had shared his every hope and aspiration.
The morbid fears superinduced by the shock following the sudden demise of the first creature of his experiments had given place to a growing desire to further prosecute his labors until enduring success had crowned his efforts with an achievement which he might exhibit with pride to the scientific world.
I won't have people whispering and asking questions and I won't let my father hear about it until the experiment
has quite succeeded.
Nevertheless I believe that in all these experiments
the fertility has been diminished by an independent cause, namely, from close interbreeding.
Yes, that is what we used to say; and indeed, we thought that this was one of love's laws,--this experiment
, as you call it.
The members of the Gun Club ought, therefore, without delay, to commence the works necessary for such an experiment
, and to be prepared to set to work at the moment determined upon; for, if they should suffer this 4th of December to go by, they will not find the moon again under the same conditions of perigee and of zenith until eighteen years and eleven days afterward.
I have only been trying experiments
with a letter of my own, before I wrote to Mr.
No one would own that they were tired of the experiment
, but by Friday night each acknowledged to herself that she was glad the week was nearly done.
Heidegger, who sat watching the experiment
with philosophic coolness.
But if the experiment
was a failure, he would go back to his workbench and try some different plan.
Now," he said, "read that account of a case, which has--as I believe-- a direct bearing on your own position, and on the experiment
which I am tempting you to try.
It is true, indeed, as regards the experiments
which may conduce to this end, that one man is not equal to the task of making them all; but yet he can advantageously avail himself, in this work, of no hands besides his own, unless those of artisans, or parties of the same kind, whom he could pay, and whom the hope of gain (a means of great efficacy) might stimulate to accuracy in the performance of what was prescribed to them.