Then holding it up he said, "There, that's the stone
your horse had picked up.
For which the astronomers (who have written large systems concerning the stone
) assign the following reason: that the magnetic virtue does not extend beyond the distance of four miles, and that the mineral, which acts upon the stone
in the bowels of the earth, and in the sea about six leagues distant from the shore, is not diffused through the whole globe, but terminated with the limits of the king's dominions; and it was easy, from the great advantage of such a superior situation, for a prince to bring under his obedience whatever country lay within the attraction of that magnet.
The account raised my curiosity, I embarked in a fishing boat, without dreaming that you were here: I came, and I saw a monstrous fine fellow lifting a stone
Ajax could not have stirred.
During these eight months Barbicane never quitted Stones
Hill for a single instant.
There are in every part of the valley a great many of these massive stone
foundations which have no houses upon them.
Let my lords look yonder where it is darkest, if they would find the stones
," said Gagool, interpreting our looks.
One or two of these slabs had fallen, and again I wondered if the gigantic masses of carved stone
that lay about me were no larger than those above my head.
Yet when they saw it was a man that rushed upon them, they were seized with sudden fear and fled this way and that, leaping by great bounds from the place of rock, which is the knees of the stone
Witch, so that presently I stood alone in front of the cave.
As the contestants came opposite where Bashti and Aora his prime minister stood, they redoubled their efforts, Wiwau goading enthusiastically, Tiha jumping with every thrust to the imminent danger of dropping the stones
They struck at each other, clinched, and rolled over on the cobble stones
Men planted a stone
upright, it was a letter, and each letter was a hieroglyph, and upon each hieroglyph rested a group of ideas, like the capital on the column.
Confronting them, and extending from side to side across the passage and from roof to floor, was a great rough stone