The Underground World: A Mirror of Life Below the Surface, with Vivid Descriptions of the Hidden Works of Nature and Art, Comprising Incidents and Adventures Beyond the Light of Day
Australian Publishing Company, 1879 - 1016 halaman
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animals appeared bank become body bottom called carried Catacombs cause cave close coal contains course covered dead death diamond discovered diver dollars earth entered excavations fact fall feet fifty five followed foot four France French frequently give gold ground half hand head hole hundred Indians interest iron known lava light living look lost means miles millions miners mines months mountain nearly never night obtained once party passed persons present prison PUBLIC reached remain rock safe secure seemed seen shaft shark side silver sometimes soon stand stone story streets supposed surface taken thing thought thousand told tomb took turned vaults visited walls wanted whole wine YORK
Halaman 774 - Dead, long dead, Long dead! And my heart is a handful of dust, And the wheels go over my head, And my bones are shaken with pain, For into a shallow grave they are thrust, Only a yard beneath the street...
Halaman 774 - XI 0 me, why have they not buried me deep enough ? Is it kind to have made me a grave so rough, Me, that was never a quiet sleeper ? Maybe still I am but half-dead; Then...
Halaman 791 - The whole country, from San Francisco to Los Angeles and from the seashore to the base of the Sierra Nevada, resounds with the sordid cry of 'gold! GOLD!! GOLD!!!
Halaman 539 - However, little by little, whether that some distant airholes sent a little floating light into this opaque mist, or that his eyes became accustomed to the obscurity, some dim vision came back to him, and he again began to receive a confused perception, now of the wall which he was touching, and now of the arch under which he was passing. The pupil dilates in the night, and at last finds day in it, even as the soul dilates in misfortune, and, at last, finds God in it.
Halaman 965 - ... but you shall present all things truly as they come to your knowledge, according to the best of your understanding. So help you God...
Halaman 545 - Behold him waist deep in the sand. The sand reaches his breast ; he is now only a bust. He raises his arms, utters furious groans, clutches the beach with his nails, would hold by that straw, leans upon his elbows to pull himself out of this soft sheath; sobs frenziedly; the sand rises; the sand reaches his shoulders; the sand reaches his neck; the face alone is visible now. The mouth cries, the sand fills it — silence. The eyes still gaze, the sand shuts them — night.
Halaman 125 - Necos, who succeeded him upon the throne. This prince was the first to attempt the construction of the canal to the Red Sea, a work completed afterwards by Darius the Persian, the length of which is four days' journey, and the width such as to admit of two triremes being rowed along it abreast.
Halaman 883 - Gate, which being a narrow passage, there runneth a violent stream both upon flood and ebb, and in the middle lieth some Islands of Rocks, which the current sets so violently upon that it threatens present shipwreck ; and upon the flood is a large Whirlpool, which continually sends forth" a hideous roaring, enough to affright any stranger from passing any further...