Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking by Lewis Carroll

By Lewis Carroll

The Mad Hatter, the grotesque Duchess, the Mock Turtle, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat-characters each one extra eccentric than the final, and which could basically have come from Lewis Carroll, the grasp of elegant nonsense. In those significant burlesques he created of the main well-known and very good novels of all time that not just stirred our mind's eye yet revolutionized literature.

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The young inventor hurried to the beach, which was not far from the hotel. He saw a solitary figure pacing up and down, and from the fact that the man stopped, every now and then, and gazed seaward through a large telescope, the lad concluded it was the captain for whom he was in search. He approached, his footsteps making no sound on the sand. The man was still gazing through the glass. " spoke Tom. Without a show of haste, though the voice must have startled him, the captain turned. Slowly he lowered the telescope, and then he replied softly: "That's my name.

For a Breath of Air 41 Tom Swift And His Submarine Boat "Yes, but the machinery doesn't seem possible of being fixed," spoke Tom in a low voice. " cried his father. They set to work again with fierce energy, laboring for their very lives. They all knew that they could not long remain in the ship without oxygen. Nor could they desert it to go to the surface, for the moment they left the protection of the thick steel sides the terrible pressure of the water would kill them. Nor were the diving suits available.

He had prepared himself, from the description of Mr. Sharp, to meet a gruff, bewhiskered individual, with a voice like a crosscut saw, and a rolling gait. Instead he saw a man of medium size, with a smooth face, merry blue eyes, and the softest voice and gentlest manner imaginable. Tom was very much disappointed. He had looked for a regular sea−dog, and he met a landsman, as he said afterward. But it was not long before our hero changed his mind regarding Captain Weston. " The young inventor refrained from mentioning submarine, as it was the wish of Mn Sharp to disclose this feature of the voyage to the sailor himself.

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