I signaled back to Olson: "Let 'er go!" The U-33 trembled from stem to stern as the torpedo shot from its tube
. I saw the white wake leap from her bow straight toward the enemy cruiser.
He gave her some chocolates to eat in the Tube
. He entertained her with amazing statistics, culled from the weekly paper which he bought on Tuesdays.
In a broad band of sand-hillocks which separate the Laguna del Potrero from the shores of the Plata, at the distance of a few miles from Maldonado, I found a group of those vitrified, siliceous tubes
, which are formed by lightning entering loose sand.
Maston knew no bounds, and he narrowly escaped a frightful fall while staring down the tube
. But for the strong hand of Colonel Blomsberry, the worthy secretary, like a modern Erostratus, would have found his death in the depths of the Columbiad.
And then the Martian beside us raised his tube
on high and discharged it, gunwise, with a heavy report that made the ground heave.
Then up the tube
he cried, "Gone overboard?" and clapped his ear to.
From the lowest part of my balloon, which is hermetically closed, issue two tubes
a little distance apart.
Challenger walked across to the oxygen tube
, and the sound of the loud hissing fell away till it was the most gentle sibilation.
He was playing at 'puff the dart,' which is played with a long needle inserted in some worsted, and blown at a target through a tin tube
. He placed the needle at the wrong end of the tube
, and drawing his breath strongly to puff the dart forward with force, drew the needle into his throat.
For an instant in the flashing eyes of the mate, and his fiery cheeks, you would have almost thought that he had really received the blaze of the levelled tube
. But, mastering his emotion, he half calmly rose, and as he quitted the cabin, paused for an instant and said: Thou hast outraged, not insulted me, Sir; but for that I ask thee not to beware of Starbuck; thou wouldst but laugh; but let Ahab beware of Ahab; beware of thyself, old man.
From this airship, as it curved its flight back and forth over the city, fell missiles--strange, harmless missiles, tubes
of fragile glass that shattered into thousands of fragments on the streets and house- tops.
They cordially hated them; but the impulses of their resentment were neutralized by their dread of the floating batteries, which lay with their fatal tubes
ostentatiously pointed, not at fortifications and redoubts, but at a handful of bamboo sheds, sheltered in a grove of cocoanuts!