Damon, and the young inventor, followed by the giant Koku, came into view. They had emerged from the diving chamber, walked around the submarine as it rested on the ocean floor, and were now advancing to the rescue. Tom carried his electric rifle, and Koku an axe.
All this may be different when Panama's electric line, all the way from Balboa docks to Las Sabanas, is opened but that's another year. Meanwhile the lolling in carriages comes to be quite second nature. But like any tropical Spanish town Panama seethes only by night, especially Saturday and Sunday nights when the paternal Zone government allows its children to spend the evening in town.
"You asked me the other day whether I would take a certain amount of the stock and bonds of the Grenoble Light and Power Company, in which you are interested, and which is, I believe, to supply the town with electric light, the present source being inadequate." "So I did," replied Mr. Simpson, urbanely, "and I believe the investment to be a good one.
The electric light flashed on the opals, and they blazed with orange and tawny fires on the white velvet. Suzee gave a little cry of wonder and delight, and then sat staring at them breathlessly. "I don't feel at all inclined to give them to you now," I remarked coldly. "Oh, yes, Treevor, do let me have them. It was all the man's fault. I did not want him. I could not help it."
Many of our generation may remember the unparalleled enthusiasm, which, like an electric flash, spread over the civilised world; as Greece armed herself, to shake off her Moslem ruler. It was one that few could help sharing. To almost all, is Greece a magic word.
Hence local observers had the phenomenon to themselves; nor were they even favoured by the weather in their efforts to make the most of it. One striking appearance was, however, disclosed. It was that of two "white" prominences of unusual brilliancy, shining like a pair of electric lamps hung one at each end of a solar diameter, right above the places of two large spots.
"I'm glad you trusted me," he said, and added, "I hope you will trust me always." "Why, yes, of course I will!" she exclaimed, brightening. "Oh, you know I will, don't you?" Holcomb was conscious of a sudden sensation of infinite joy; it seemed to spring up like an electric current from somewhere deep within him, and tingled all over him.
The concussion seemed instantly to rebound through the still atmosphere, and communicate, as an electric spark, with the heavily charged mass above. A most awfully loud thunder-clap burst forth, immediately succeeded by a rain which has never, probably, been exceeded in violence even within the tropics.
Was that what education and going to college did for folks? The light of a single unshaded electric bulb shone startlingly down to the bed, making plain the shadow of death even to an inexperienced eye. Marilyn knelt beside the bed and took Cherry's cold little hand in her own warm one.
She was still there, but had moved under the same electric light which had illuminated Wilhammer's face, and she was reading a letter. As his walk carried him past her, he was startled to see tears rolling down those radiant cheeks.
Word Of The Day