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Strana 258 - Almighty's form Glasses itself in tempests; in all time, Calm or convulsed; in breeze or gale or storm, Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime Dark-heaving, boundless, endless, and sublime, — The image of Eternity, the throne Of the Invisible; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.
Strana 171 - The respect for Pathfinder's skill and for his quickness and accuracy of sight [the italics are mine] was so profound and general that the instant he made this declaration the spectators began to distrust their own opinions, and a dozen rushed to the target in order to ascertain the fact. There, sure enough, it was found that the Quartermaster's bullet had gone through the hole made by Jasper's, and that, too, so accurately as to require a minute examination to be certain of the circumstance, which,...
Strana 175 - ... of fictitiousness and general improbability over it. This comes of Cooper's inadequacy as an observer. The reader will find some examples of Cooper's high talent for inaccurate observation in the account of the shooting-match in The Pathfinder. "A common wrought nail was driven lightly into the target, its head having been first touched with paint.
Strana 258 - Almighty's form Glasses itself in tempests: in all time. Calm or convulsed — in breeze, or gale, or storm. Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime Dark-heaving; — boundless, endless, and sublime; The image of eternity, the throne Of the Invisible: even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.
Strana 173 - If one dared to hint at such a thing," cried Major Duncan, "I should say that the Pathfinder has also missed the target!" As nobody had missed it yet, the "also" was not necessary; but never mind about that, for the Pathfinder is going to speak. "No, no, Major," said he, confidently, "that would be a risky declaration. I didn't load the piece and can't say what was in it; but if it was lead...
Strana 173 - Major," said he, confidently, "that would be a risky declaration. I didn't load the piece, and can't say what was in it; but if it was lead, you will find the bullet driving down those of the Quartermaster and Jasper, else is not my name Pathfinder.
Strana 174 - I'll own to a miss. The Quartermaster cut the wood, but you'll find no wood cut by that last messenger.