This is quite far enough to imbue me with great respect for the Martian firearm, and some telepathic force must have warned me against an attempt
to escape in broad daylight from under the muzzles of twenty of these death-dealing machines.
"I perceive its utter impossibility; and I consider it impious to attempt
that which the Almighty evidently does not approve."
This was a sad blow to me; but as it might have aroused the suspicions of the islanders to have made another attempt
that night, I was reluctantly obliged to defer it until the next.
Had they attempted
to enumerate the particular powers or means not necessary or proper for carrying the general powers into execution, the task would have been no less chimerical; and would have been liable to this further objection, that every defect in the enumeration would have been equivalent to a positive grant of authority.
"And in the meantime, that you make no further attempt
of a similar nature?"
It is hoped that, after this confession, whoever shall compare this attempt
with the original, if he shall find no proofs of fraud or partiality, will candidly overlook any failure of judgment.
to relate what she had heard to her good friend and protectress.
Woola was quickly made to understand our desires, so that it was unnecessary to attempt
to keep in sight of the animal whose swift flight over the rough ground soon put him beyond our vision.
Crooks and Le Clerc again attempted
to ferry themselves across the river, but after repeated trials had to give up in despair.
Markham,' said she; and without another word or glance, she withdrew, with her child, into the garden; and I returned home, angry and dissatisfied - I could scarcely tell you why, and therefore will not attempt
In that very village he had hanged five for theft and attempted
kick got his ankle scored for his pains.