We held a good lift to clear the coastwise and Continental shipping; and we had need of it.
Suddenly a bell thrills; the engineers run to the turbine-valves and stand by; but the spectacled slave of the Ray in the U-tube never lifts his head.
The building was American in its sky-scraping altitude, and American also in the oiled elaboration of its machinery of telephones and lifts. But it was barely finished and still understaffed; only three tenants had moved in; the office just above Flambeau was occupied, as also was the office just below him; the two floors above that and the three floors below were entirely bare.
You know he and she went up and down in those lifts without official help; you know also how smoothly and silently the lifts slide.
Then I lifted my hand solemnly towards the sky, an example which Sir Henry and Good followed, and quoted a line or two from the "Ingoldsby Legends" at it in the most impressive tones that I could command.
"We shall all perish in the dark," and animated by fear or fury, or by both, he lifted his spear and drove it with all his force at Sir Henry's breast.
"Number four boat!" Oofty-Oofty cried, his keen eyes reading its number in the one second when it lifted
clear of the foam, and upside down.
"The fortune of war!" he said as he lifted
the body and placed it on the bed in one corner of the room.
So I brought stones and piled them up till I could reach him; then I lifted
him down, for he was very light, being but skin and bones.
"Did you see the writing-case after it was lifted
from your lap?"
Then she lifted
both hands, with all the fingers and thumbs spread out, and cried:
Anne gently unwound the arms that clung round her--gently lifted
the head that lay helpless on her bosom.