RIFTS


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RIFTSRapidly Installed Fuel Transfer System
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Barbicane, through his glasses, observed these rifts with great attention.
The first observations had not discovered these rifts.
I like," retorted Michel Ardan, "to explain what you savants cannot explain; at least my hypotheses has the advantage of indicating why these rifts disappear, or seem to disappear, at certain seasons.
Nay, more," said the king; "what thinkest thou, Mopo, would this people of thine fill the rift behind us?
Bid thy people pass to the right and to the left of me, and stand in all their numbers upon the slopes of the grass that run down to the lips of the rift.
The narrow canyon turned and twisted this way and that, and the rift was so small that they were able to touch both walls at the same time by stretching out their arms.
As he stood looking down upon this grim reminder that another man of might had succumbed to the cruel powers of the desert, he was brought to startled attention by the report of a firearm, the sound of which came from the depths of the gorge to the south of him, and reverberated along the steep walls of the narrow rift.
Through a rift in the mist, he caught a glimpse of the brown sail of a fishing-boat, dangerously near the land.
Overhead, as he looked up through this rift in the wood, shone great golden stars looking unfamiliar and grouped in strange constellations.
It was then that Juag called my attention to the rift in the shore-line which I had thought either a bay or the mouth of a great river.
In imagination he dared to think of her lips on his, and so vividly did he imagine that he went dizzy at the thought and seemed to rift through clouds of rose-petals, filling his brain with their perfume.
Suddenly, as he spoke, a great brightness fell about him, causing him to look upward, thinking the sun had burst through a rift in the clouds; but there were no clouds.