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Through such a scene as this, the unwieldy machine takes its hoarse, sullen way: venting, at every revolution of the paddles, a loud high-pressure blast; enough, one would think, to waken up the host of Indians who lie buried in a great mound yonder: so old, that mighty oaks and other forest trees have struck their roots into its earth; and so high, that it is a hill, even among the hills that Nature planted round it.
You are to understand'--snorted Pancks, feverishly unfolding papers, and speaking in short high-pressure blasts of sentences,
Unable to control the extreme high-pressures due to lack of preparation for such an event, the operator plugged back from the high-pressure zone and completed in the present zone shallower.