The Yankee Enterprise: Or The Two Millionaires; and Other Thrilling Tales

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Dayton and Wentworth, 1855 - 334 pÓgines
 

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PÓgina 238 - They retired from us with a wind at south-east, leaving an impression upon my mind to which I can give no name, though surely one ingredient in it was fear, with a considerable deal of wonder and astonishment. It was in vain to think of flying. The swiftest horse, or fastest sailing ship, could be of no use to carry us out of...
PÓgina 238 - ... majestic slowness ; at intervals we thought they were coming in a very few minutes to overwhelm us; and small quantities of sand did actually more than once reach us. Again they would retreat so as to be almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds.
PÓgina 200 - We soon found ourselves in the midst of wide-spreading flocks of sheep and camels. As far as the eye could reach, to the right, to the left, and in front, still the same moving crowd. Long lines of asses and bullocks, laden with black tents, huge...
PÓgina 238 - Eleven of them ranged alongside of us about the distance of three miles. The greatest diameter of the largest appeared to me at that distance as if it would measure ten feet.
PÓgina 142 - ... women. Stores and provisions for two years were taken, besides agricultural implements and tools, with all the necessaries for the foundation of a permanent settlement. Captain Philip, the appointed governor, took command of the squadron, and sailed first to the Cape of Good Hope, then belonging to the Dutch, where livestock and seeds were procured.
PÓgina 225 - O'er bog, or steep, through straight, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies...
PÓgina 250 - It is impossible to form any correct estimate of their numbers. A large proportion are pastoral tribes, feeding their flocks in the desert wastes ; the rest are engaged in commerce and piracy. Several large towns and numerous villages along the frontiers of Soudan and in the Hogger Mountains serve them as depots. The Touarik are a whiteskinned race, and supposed to be a branch of the Atlas family, older and purer than the Berber : their language is a dialect of that spoken by the Berbers of the Tell...
PÓgina 140 - Yet on his forehead sits the seal sublime That marks him monarch of his lovely clime, And in his" torpid spirit lurk the seeds Of manly virtues and of lofty deeds. Within that breast where savage shadows roll Philosophy discerns a noble soul, That, like the lamp within an Eastern tomb, But looks more sickly 'mid surrounding gloom. Full many a feeling trembles through his frame. For which he never knew or sought a name ; And many a holy thought but half supprest Still lurks 'mid all the tempest of...
PÓgina 241 - ... till very lately, covered the whole of the space now under consideration. Diodorus Siculus mentions a lake of Hesperides in the interior of Africa, which, according to ancient tradition, was suddenly dried up by a fearful convulsion of the earth ; and Malte Brun conjectures that this lake could be no other than that which once covered the Sahara. If we were to accept this hypothesis, we could at once find the long-lost isle of Atlantides, without supposing the submergence of a country whose summits...
PÓgina 114 - I mistaken on either point. On my entering the room, with German courtesy they both ceased smoking, until assured by me that neither to cigar nor pipe, as long as they were in anybody's mouth but my own, had I the smallest objection; then sitting down in front of the fire, while Herr Honns saw to the due setting out of the supper, I entreated that my presence might not interrupt the conversation in which I found my companions engaged, adding that I had a sufficient acquaintance with their language...

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