Already, for half a year or longer, Bell
had known the correct theory of the telephone; but he had not realized that the feeble undulatory current generated by a magnet was strong enough for the transmission of speech.
Those persons who were walking outside the town, where the houses were farther apart, with gardens or little fields between them, could see the evening sky still better, and heard the sound of the bell
much more distinctly.
He entered perfectly breathless into the aerial chamber of the great bell
; he gazed at her a moment, devoutly and lovingly; then he gently addressed her and patted her with his hand, like a good horse, which is about to set out on a long journey.
We build our churches almost without regard to cost; we rear an edifice which is an adornment to the town, and we gild it, and fresco it, and mortgage it, and do everything we can think of to perfect it, and then spoil it all by putting a bell
on it which afflicts everybody who hears it, giving some the headache, others St.
"On my honor," replied the gentleman, "I believe the bell
has the good taste to toll of its own accord.
And that same boy - no, his very much older brother -was up at four of the dim dawn in streaming, crackling oilskins, hammering, literally for the dear life, on a bell
smaller than the steward's breakfast- bell
, while somewhere close at hand a thirty-foot steel stem was storming along at twenty miles an hour!
Then it dawned on the Prince that he had been speaking to a good fairy, and putting the little bell
carefully in his pocket, he rode home and told his father that he meant to set the daughter of the Flower Queen free, and intended setting out on the following day into the wide world in search of the maid.
The echoes caught it up, the owls hooted as it flew upon the breeze, the nightingale was silent and hid herself among the thickest boughs: it seemed to goad and urge the angry fire, and lash it into madness; everything was steeped in one prevailing red; the glow was everywhere; nature was drenched in blood: still the remorseless crying of that awful voice--the Bell
, the Bell
Then and not before, did Trotty see in every Bell
a bearded figure of the bulk and stature of the Bell--incomprehensibly, a figure and the Bell
A pæan from the bells
! And his merry bosom swells With the pæan of the bells
He soon reached a lovely spot, whose golden halls were bright with jewels, which sparkled brightly, and threw many-colored shadows on the shining garments of the little Spirits, who danced below to the melody of soft, silvery bells
Don Quixote had got so far with his song, to which the duke, the duchess, Altisidora, and nearly the whole household of the castle were listening, when all of a sudden from a gallery above that was exactly over his window they let down a cord with more than a hundred bells
attached to it, and immediately after that discharged a great sack full of cats, which also had bells
of smaller size tied to their tails.