We immediately complied with the Governor's request, and conducted in the surveyors, compleating a tour of eight hundred miles
, through many difficulties, in sixty-two days.
I closed by saying we had plenty of provisions to maintain us for quite a siege--and did they suppose Zermatt would allow half a mile
of men and mules to mysteriously disappear during any considerable time, right above their noses, and make no inquiries?
I made two mile
and a half, and then struck out a quarter of a mile
or more towards the middle of the river, because pretty soon I would be passing the ferry landing, and people might see me and hail me.
Most of the long-distance telephone wires, fully two million miles
, can be used for telegraphic purposes; and a third of the Western Union wires, five hundred thousand miles
, may with a few changes be used for talking.
Towards two o'clock in the morning, the burning light reappeared, not less intense, about five miles
to windward of the Abraham Lincoln.
During the day she kept along the coast, where the currents were favourable; the coast, irregular in profile, and visible sometimes across the clearings, was at most five miles
And looking across space with instruments, and intelligences such as we have scarcely dreamed of, they see, at its nearest distance only 35,000,000 of miles
sunward of them, a morning star of hope, our own warmer planet, green with vegetation and grey with water, with a cloudy atmosphere eloquent of fertility, with glimpses through its drifting cloud wisps of broad stretches of populous country and narrow, navy-crowded seas.
After a day thus profitably spent, they recrossed the river, but landed on the northern shore several miles
above the anchoring ground of the Tonquin, in the neighborhood of Chinooks, and visited the village of that tribe.
Again, for miles
along the shores, handsome country seats, surrounded by gardens and groves, sit fairly in the water, sometimes in nooks carved by Nature out of the vine-hung precipices, and with no ingress or egress save by boats.
This vast region is situated between the fifteenth and tenth degrees of north latitude; that is to say, that, in order to approach it, the explorer must penetrate fifteen hundred miles
into the interior of Africa.
When the sun rose, and, for awhile, cleared away the mysterious mists, Suliman's Berg with the two majestic Breasts, now only about twenty miles
off, seemed to be towering right above us, and looked grander than ever.
To be able to go a thousand miles
he must imagine that something good awaits him at the end of those thousand miles