For example, a proportion of them, always the best marksmen, direct their fire entirely upon the wireless finding and sighting apparatus of the big guns of an attacking naval force; another detail attends to the smaller guns in the same way; others pick off the gunners; still others the officers; while certain other quotas concentrate their attention upon the other members of the crew, upon the upper works, and upon the steering gear and propellers.
Scarcely had he alighted than the guy ropes were simultaneous released, and the great warship, lightened by the removal of the loot, soared majestically into the air, her decks and upper works a mass of roaring flames.
The cylinder once lighted, the hydrogen in the spiral and in the concave cone becomes heated, and rapidly ascends through the pipe that leads to the upper
part of the balloon.
 Temple, in his travels through Upper
Peru, or Bolivia, in going from Potosi to Oruro, says, "I saw many Indian villages or dwellings in ruins, up even to the very tops of the mountains, attesting a former population where now all is desolate." He makes similar remarks in another place; but I cannot tell whether this desolation has been caused by a want of population, or by an altered condition of the land.
Captain Nemo led me towards the central staircase; half way down he opened a door, traversed the upper
deck, and landed in the pilot's cage, which it may be remembered rose at the extremity of the platform.
At length, on the 19th of September, he reached the upper
waters of Salmon River.
It was this fact that assured me that I was not far from the upper
pits which lie directly beneath the temple.
Daylight, too, was sceptical, and this despite his faith in the Upper Country.
"Hunch number one: a big strike coming in Upper Country.
>From the middle upper
window blossomed in the dusk a waving, snowy, fluttering, wonderful, divine emblem of forgiveness and promised joy.
A peculiarity of the apparition, hardly noted at the time, but afterward recalled, was that it showed only the upper
half of the woman's figure: nothing was seen below the waist.
WHILE the Astorians were busily occupied in completing their factory and fort, a report was brought to them by an Indian from the upper
part of the river, that a party of thirty white men had appeared on the banks of the Columbia, and were actually building houses at the second rapids.