He thought awhile, and then asked his crew if it was not time to slacken speed. After a consultation he approached Mr.
Some of the sails were again hoisted, and the speed of the boat was very good.
The Tankadere bore sail admirably, as she drew a great deal of water, and everything was prepared for high speed in case of a gale.
I threw the bow hard up, dragged the speed lever to its last notch, and clutching a stanchion with one hand and the steering-wheel with the other hung on like grim death and consigned my soul to its author.
The boy laughed too and said something which I could not catch for the whistling of the wind of our awful speed.
To have touched the side at the speed we were making would doubtless have resulted in instant death for us all.
She advanced with great speed, and seemed to describe an orbit round the earth, which would intersect the passage of the projectile.
"Yes, my friends, two moons, though it passes generally for having only one; but this second moon is so small, and its speed so great, that the inhabitants of the earth cannot see it.
"Yes," said Nicholl; "and if our initiatory speed of twelve thousand yards has been kept up, we shall have made about twenty thousand miles in the hour."
Reducing my speed I circled and came to the ground at the feet of the astonished Zodangan.
Hastening to his damaged machine we were bending every effort to finish the needed repairs and had almost completed them when we saw the two green monsters returning at top speed from opposite sides of us.
I heard someone shriek an order into the engine-room; the boat shuddered and trembled to the sudden reversing of the engines, and our speed