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Suddenly a bell thrills; the engineers run to the turbine-valves and stand by; but the spectacled slave of the Ray in the U-tube never lifts his head.
We know that Fleury's gas can lift anything, as the world-famous trials of '89 showed, but its almost indefinite powers of expansion necessitate vast tank room.
You know he and she went up and down in those lifts without official help; you know also how smoothly and silently the lifts slide.
He had lingered outside the lift in the entrance hall waiting for the lift-boy, who generally conducts strangers to the various floors.
I'm going to do two things: first, weigh my sack; and second, bet it that after you-all have lifted clean from the floor all the sacks of flour you-all are able, I'll put on two more sacks and lift the whole caboodle clean.
Many of the men were able, in this manner, to lift four or five hundred pounds, while some succeeded with as high as six hundred.
The second girl handed him the sword, but though he tried with all his strength he could not lift it.
And it was the nixt mornin', sure, jist as I was making up me mind whither it wouldn't be the purlite thing to sind a bit o' writin' to the widdy by way of a love-litter, when up com'd the delivery servant wid an illigant card, and he tould me that the name on it (for I niver could rade the copperplate printin on account of being lift handed) was all about Mounseer, the Count, A Goose, Look -- aisy, Maiter-di-dauns, and that the houl of the divilish lingo was the spalpeeny long name of the little ould furrener Frinchman as lived over the way.
and so down I plumped on the lift side of her leddyship, to be aven with the willain.
I looked for the boat, and, while Wolf Larsen cleared the boat- tackles, saw it lift to leeward on a big sea an not a score of feet away.
Then, the next moment, we would lift and soar upward while they sank far down beneath us.
A few minutes before the end he asked me to lift him on his pillow, to see the sun rise through the window.