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Some of the sails were again hoisted, and the speed of the boat was very good.
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.
We were not long in the shaft, and possibly the very fact of our enormous speed saved us, for evidently we started in the right direction and so quickly were we out again that we had no time to alter our course.
Our bow was pointed straight toward the U-boat now as I heard word passed to the engine for full speed ahead.
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 quickly lessened.
I have little doubt that you can overshoot me, and yet I have seen bowmen who could send a cloth-yard arrow further than you could speed a quarrel.
I pray you to speed a bolt against yonder shield with all your force.
A carrier pigeon on a passage can achieve a high rate of speed, and Winn reefed again.
Just so," replied Nicholl; "but in what proportion do you estimate the diminution of speed by friction?
If, then, we had an initiatory speed of 12,000 yards, on leaving the atmosphere this speed would be reduced to 9,165 yards.
She advanced with great speed, and seemed to describe an orbit round the earth, which would intersect the passage of the projectile.