The native paddler, after he has used the light Canadian paddle, prefers it to the best native make. My own paddlers lost or broke all of their own paddles so as to get the North American ones, which they marked with their initials and used most carefully. To each canoe it would be well to have two copper air tanks, one fore, one aft, a hand-hole in each with a water-tight screw cover on hatch.
The suction valves o', on the right side, and the force valves o, on the left side, are show open; x, is an air chamber made of copper; s, the suction pipe terminating in a vacuum chamber; made by prolonging the suction pipe, and closing it perfectly tight at the top, the connection being made to the pump by a branch as shown; m, m, are hand-hole plates, affording easy access to the water valves; n, n, small holes through the plunger, which relieve the pressure near the end of the stroke, to give momentum to throw the valves when working at slow speed.
He had both hands on the boulder, his fingers gripping the edge of the baffling hole, and was seeking to shake the big block of rock. Betty came to his side. "You think that it was made as a hand-hole? That you can turn the rock over?" "It does move just a little," he said. He put all of his strength into a fresh attack. The boulder trembled slightly that was all.