in reaching the point
where the attraction of the earth and moon will be
It was hot and stifling work, but at last I reached a point
where the fire lit up the corridor sufficiently for me to see that no soldier of Helium lay between me and the conflagration--what was in it or upon the far side I could not know, nor could any man have passed through that seething hell of chemicals and lived to learn.
It is a point
of cunning, to let fall those words in a man's own name, which he would have another man learn, and use, and thereupon take advantage.
The case of America alone would almost suffice to prove its truth: for if we exclude the northern parts where the circumpolar land is almost continuous, all authors agree that one of the most fundamental divisions in geographical distribution is that between the New and Old Worlds; yet if we travel over the vast American continent, from the central parts of the United States to its extreme southern point
, we meet with the most diversified conditions; the most humid districts, arid deserts, lofty mountains, grassy plains, forests, marshes, lakes, and great rivers, under almost every temperature.
Leaping, as he thought, to the exact centre of the tunnel, he held his sword point
ready on a line with the beast's chest.
Yellow Handkerchief approached me, and, pointing out his village on the Point
Pedro beach, gave me to understand that if I turned the Reindeer in that direction and put them ashore, they, in turn, would go to bailing.
From the highest point
which I attained, there was a good view of the distant island of Eimeo, dependent on the same sovereign with Tahiti.
From Genoa the run to Leghorn will be made along the coast in one night, and time appropriated to this point
in which to visit Florence, its palaces and galleries; Pisa, its cathedral and "Leaning Tower," and Lucca and its baths, and Roman amphitheater; Florence, the most remote, being distant by rail about sixty miles.
In the fifteenth century, the Seine bathed five islands within the walls of Paris: Louviers island, where there were then trees, and where there is no longer anything but wood; l'ile aux Vaches, and l'ile Notre-Dame, both deserted, with the exception of one house, both fiefs of the bishop--in the seventeenth century, a single island was formed out of these two, which was built upon and named l'ile Saint-Louis--, lastly the City, and at its point
, the little islet of the cow tender, which was afterwards engulfed beneath the platform of the Pont-Neuf.
But Sergey Ivanovitch, who had been talking with far less heat and one-sidedness than the professor, and who had sufficient breadth of mind to answer the professor, and at the same time to comprehend the simple and natural point
of view from which the question was put, smiled and said:
Vancouver the river turned towards the northeast, and became more contracted and rapid, with occasional islands and frequent sand-banks.
At this point
, a body having no principle of speed or displacement in itself, would remain immovable forever, being attracted equally by both orbs, and not being drawn more toward one than toward the other.