Earth, Sea and Sky: Or, Marvels of the Universe ... Containing Thrilling Adventures on Land and Sea ... Embracing the Striking Physical Features of the Earth ... Including a Vivid Description of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans ...
J. Dewing Company, 1887 - 840 pages
Africa ancient animal appearance arms attack beast beautiful bird boat body bones claws coast color coral covered creature crocodile curious devoured distance dogs eagle earth eggs elephant enemy enormous escape eyes feathers feed feet female fins fire fish flesh forests gigantic gorilla ground habits harpy eagle head hippopotamus horn horse hunter iguanodon immense inches Indian rhinoceros inhabitants insects islands Jacques Balmat jaws killed larvæ legs length light lion living lizard male megalosaurus miles mollusks monster Mont Blanc mountains mouth narwhal natives neck nest night observed ocean ostrich pectoral fins peregrine falcon plesiosaurus prey quadrupeds remarkable reptiles resembles rhinoceros river rocks says seen shells ship shore side singular skin sometimes species spot strange surface swallow swimming tail tapir teeth thick trees tribe trunk tusks vegetable whale whole wild wings wood wounded young
Page 777 - ... the caverns of the deep. Silence, oblivion, like the waves, have closed over them, and no one can tell the story of their end. What sighs have been wafted after that ship ! what prayers offered up at the deserted fireside of home ! How often has the mistress, the wife...
Page 226 - The shock produced a stupor similar to that which seems to be felt by a mouse after the first shake of the cat. It caused a sort of dreaminess, in which there was no sense of pain nor feeling of terror, though quite conscious of all that was happening. It was like what patients partially under the influence of chloroform describe, who see all the operation, but feel not the knife.
Page 338 - Suddenly, as we were yet creeping along, in a silence which made a heavy breath seem loud and distinct, the woods were at once filled with the tremendous barking roar of the gorilla.
Page 777 - She was a small schooner, at anchor, with her broadside towards us. The crew were all asleep, and had neglected to hoist a light. We struck her just amid-ships. The force, the size, and weight of our vessel bore her down below the waves; we passed over her and were hurried on our course. As the crashing wreck was sinking beneath us, I had a glimpse of two or three half-naked wretches rushing from her cabin; they just started from their beds to be swallowed shrieking by the waves. I heard their drowning...
Page 35 - Thus Satan, talking to his nearest mate, With head up-lift above the wave, and eyes That sparkling blazed ; his other parts besides Prone on the flood, extended long and large, Lay floating many a rood...
Page 665 - Which strike ev'n eyes incurious ; but each moss, Each shell, each crawling insect, holds a rank Important in the plan of Him who framed This scale of beings ; holds a rank which lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which Nature's self would rue.
Page 339 - His eyes began to flash fiercer fire as we stood motionless on the defensive, and the crest of short hair which stands on his forehead began to twitch rapidly up and down, while his powerful fangs were shown as he again sent forth a thunderous roar. And now truly...
Page 36 - That it was aquatic, is evident from the form of its paddles ; that it was marine, is almost equally so, from the remains with which it is universally associated; that it may have occasionally Visited the shore, the resemblance of its extremities to those of the turtle may lead us to conjecture. Its motion, however, must have been very awkward on land; Us long neck must have impeded its progress through the water ; presenting a striking contrast to the organisation which so admirably fits the Ichthyosaurus...
Page 385 - ... in an instant. The snow-white bird is now in sight: her long neck is stretched forward, her eye is on the watch, vigilant as that of her enemy; her large wings seem with difficulty to support the weight of her body, although they flap incessantly. So irksome do her exertions seem, that her very legs are spread beneath her tail, to aid her in her flight.