In truth, he saw nothing-unless he were wizard enough to detect a poignant wish, a powerful longing that the cable
car would never stop anywhere, but go on and on with her forever.
With a rattling song the starboard watch bent to their work and hove the cable
short, then got the anchor home, and our bark moved off with a stately stride, and soon was bowling along at about two knots an hour.
At dawn she got up and went listlessly and sat down on the cable
They had seen me cut the cables
, and thought my design was only to let the ships run adrift or fall foul on each other: but when they perceived the whole fleet moving in order, and saw me pulling at the end, they set up such a scream of grief and despair as it is almost impossible to describe or conceive.
There were no switchboards of any account, no cables
of any value, no wires that were in any sense adequate, no theory of tests or signals, no exchanges, NO TELEPHONE SYSTEM OF ANY SORT WHATEVER.
The frigate, immediately upon coming to an anchor, got springs on her cables
, and with he guns; cast loose and her men at their quarters, lay in the circular basin of Papeete, with her broadside bearing upon the devoted town; while her numerous cutters, hauled in order alongside, were ready to effect a landing, under cover of her batteries.
said he, looking up from his fourth cable
Long Jack and Uncle Salters slipped the windlass-brakes into their sockets, and began to heave up the anchor, the windlass jarring as the wet hempen cable
strained on the barrel.
He said he knew they had tried to lay a cable
ten years ago, but it had been in his mind somehow that they hadn't succeeded!
I will promise that you can cable
him a report within two weeks," replied the officer; "but what it will be I dare not say.
The audience dispersed at last, discussing how far they would enjoy crossing an abyss on a wire cable
In attempting to lift it from its burying place I dis-covered that it seemed to be held fast by means of a very small insulated cable
running farther into the sand beneath it.