They have a dancing bear, like in the old country, and two-three merry-go-around, and people in balloons
, and what you call the big wheel, Rudolph?
But before the balloons
, save for spasmodic jumping and the inequalities of the surface, man had no freedom of vertical movement.
Just round the corner, as it were, on a pier defined with stone blocks and wooden piles, a white mast, slender like a stalk of straw and crossed by a yard like a knitting-needle, flying the signals of flag and balloon
, watches over a set of heavy dock- gates.
Upon my doing so there followed a moment of suspense only comparable to that which Madame Blanchard must have experienced when, in Paris, she was descending earthwards from a balloon
As I ran at full speed, with my nose up in the atmosphere, and intent only upon the purloiner of my property, I suddenly perceived that my feet rested no longer upon terra-firma; the fact is, I had thrown myself over a precipice, and should inevitably have been dashed to pieces but for my good fortune in grasping the end of a long guide-rope, which depended from a passing balloon
Harrison Ainsworth, and four others, in the Steering Balloon
, "Victoria," after a passage of Seventy-five Hours from Land to Land
Found in a Bottle," "A Descent Into a Maelstrom" and "The Balloon
Hoax"; such tales of conscience as "William Wilson," "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-tale Heart," wherein the retributions of remorse are portrayed with an awful fidelity; such tales of natural beauty as "The Island of the Fay" and "The Domain of Arnheim"; such marvellous studies in ratiocination as the "Gold-bug," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Purloined Letter" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget," the latter, a recital of fact, demonstrating the author's wonderful capability of correctly analyzing the mysteries of the human mind; such tales of illusion and banter as "The Premature Burial" and "The System of Dr.
Look at that young Frenchman who went up last week in a balloon
He must weigh as much as I do, and he is shooting into the sky like an air balloon
He started buoyantly, but by evening he was as a punctured balloon
Chance people on the bridges peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all round them, as if they were up in a balloon
and hanging in the misty clouds.
Not that it makes any difference whether you drown in one fathom or in ten thousand, whether you fall from a balloon
or from the attic window.