Underneath this glorious scroll came nine and a half columns of narrative, in which appeared the first, last, and only account of the history of the planet, so far as one observer
could draw it, during one long day of its existence.
Matthew was not looking at her and would not have seen what she was really like if he had been, but an ordinary observer
would have seen this: A child of about eleven, garbed in a very short, very tight, very ugly dress of yellowish-gray wincey.
endued with an infinite range of vision, and placed in that unknown center around which the entire world revolves, might have beheld myriads of atoms filling all space during the chaotic epoch of the universe.
Moreover, whenever complicated experiments are in progress, so careful an observer
as Gartner would have castrated his hybrids, and this would have insured in each generation a cross with the pollen from a distinct flower, either from the same plant or from another plant of the same hybrid nature.
But fortune, who is a tender parent, and often doth more for her favourite offspring than either they deserve or wish, had been so industrious for the captain, that whilst he was laying schemes to execute his purpose, the lady conceived the same desires with himself, and was on her side contriving how to give the captain proper encouragement, without appearing too forward; for she was a strict observer
of all rules of decorum.
An outside observer
, unable to perceive the accompanying consciousness, might be wholly at a loss to discriminate between the automatic acts and those which volition escorted.
Throughout the whole of this movement, which occupied an hour of time, the trapper had stood apart, leaning on his rifle, with the aged hound slumbering at his feet, a silent but attentive observer
of all that passed.
A casual observer
, adds the secretary, to whose notes we are indebted for the following account--a casual observer
might possibly have remarked nothing extraordinary in the bald head, and circular spectacles, which were intently turned towards his
would have found it difficult to say whether he was nearer to forty or to sixty.
While the trick lasted he won in sixteen successive duels in his university; but by that time observers
had discovered what his charm was, and how to break it, therefore his championship ceased.
During the opposition of 1894 a great light was seen on the illuminated part of the disk, first at the Lick Observatory, then by Perrotin of Nice, and then by other observers
Mahomet made the people believe that he would call an hill to him, and from the top of it offer up his prayers, for the observers
of his law.