By J. J. Astor
Buy of this e-book comprises unfastened trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than one million books at no cost. this can be an OCR variation with typos. Excerpt from booklet: bankruptcy II. ANTECEDENTAL. '' Come in!'' sounded a voice, as Dr. Cortlandt and Dick Ayrault tapped on the door of the President of the Terrestrial Axis Straightening Company's deepest place of work at the morning of the twenty first of June, A. D. 2000. Col. Bearwarden sat at his capacious table, the shadows passing over his face as April clouds flit around the solar. He used to be a good-looking guy, and younger for the real submit he filledвЂ”being scarcely fortyвЂ”a graduate of West aspect, with nice govt skill, and a superb engineer. '' sit, chappies,'' acknowledged he; '' we've got nonetheless a part hour sooner than I start to learn the record i'm to make to the stockholders and representatives of the entire governments, that's now prepared. i do know you smoke,'' passing a field of Havanas to the professor. Prof. Cortlandt, LL. D., usa Governor) meiit professional, appointed to check the company's calculations, was once approximately fifty, with a excessive brow, greyish hair, and quickly, gray eyes, a geologist and astronomer, and altogether as capable a guy, in his personal means, as Col. Eearwarden in his. Eichard Ayrault, a wide stockholder and one of many honorary vice- presidents within the corporation, was once approximately thirty, a college guy, via nature a scientist, and engaged to at least one of the prettiest society women, who used to be then a pupil at Vassar, within the attractive city of Pough- keepsie. '' figuring out how you hold issues on your brain, and the trouble of damn you,'' acknowledged Cort- landt, '' now we have dropped in on our technique to listen the speech that i wouldn't omit for a fortune. tell us if we hassle you.'' '' very unlikely, expensive boy,'' spoke back the president genially. '' because I survived your authentic investigations, i feel I deserve a few of your awareness informally.'' '' listed below are my ultimate examinations,'' stated Cort- landt, handing Bearwar...
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It had enough current to provide heat for cooking for four hundred hours, which was an ample margin, and it had this advantage, that, no matter how much it was used, it could not exhaust the air as any other form of heat would. There were also a number of sixteen-candle-power incandescent lamps, so that when passing through the shadow of a planet, or at night after their arrival on Jupiter, their car would be brightly illuminated. They had also a good search-light for examining the dark side of a satellite, or exploring the spaces in Saturn's rings.
Of course I will," he said, brightening up. " "Oh, I suppose something light and cool, for it's so hot," she answered. "I'll go now, so as to be ready," he said, getting up and going towards the door to which Sylvia followed him. A man in livery stood at the step of the phaeton. Ayrault got in and turned on the current, and his man climbed up behind. On turning into the main road Ayrault was about to increase his speed, when Sylvia, who had taken a short cut appeared at the wayside carrying her hat in one hand and her gloves in the other.
After breakfast, wishing to reach the dome, and realizing that it would be unnecessary to climb, each in turn gave a slight spring and was obliged to put up his hands to avoid striking the roof. In the cool quiet of the dark dome it was difficult to believe that only twenty feet away the sun was shining with such intensity upon the metal base as to make it too hot on the inside to touch without gloves. The first thing that attracted their attention was the size and brilliance of Mars. Although this red planet was over forty million miles from the earth when they started, they calculated that it was less than thirty million miles from them now, or five millions nearer than it had ever been to them before.