CHAINS


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CHAINSChain Aggregation Investigation by Scattering (NASA fluid physics glovebox experiment)
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No sooner had the clock ceased striking, however, than they rushed, or rather rolled in, all together -- for the impediments of their chains caused most of the party to fall, and all to stumble as they entered.
At the end of the fifteenth century, the formidable gibbet which dated from 1328, was already very much dilapidated; the beams were wormeaten, the chains rusted, the pillars green with mould; the layers of hewn stone were all cracked at their joints, and grass was growing on that platform which no feet touched.
Cide Hamete Benengeli, the Arab and Manchegan author, relates in this most grave, high-sounding, minute, delightful, and original history that after the discussion between the famous Don Quixote of La Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza which is set down at the end of chapter twenty-one, Don Quixote raised his eyes and saw coming along the road he was following some dozen men on foot strung together by the neck, like beads, on a great iron chain, and all with manacles on their hands.
To feel along the stick, among the sea-weed (beginning from the end of the stick which points towards the beacon), for the Chain.
For months I scraped and scraped upon a single link of the massive chain which held me, hoping eventually to wear it through, that I might follow the youth back through the winding tunnels to a point where I could make a break for liberty.
Here he found a bench and a table standing upon the dirt floor near the wall, and set in the wall several rings from which depended short lengths of chain.
The King willingly agreed, and the iron horse, the great spear, and the chains were all prepared as the youth requested.
With this thing which I have stolen, I will unlock these locks and cast off these chains to-night.
On reaching the second chain, called the Bighorn Mountains, where the river forced its impetuous way through a precipitous defile, with cascades and rapids, the travellers were obliged to leave its banks, and traverse the mountains by a rugged and frightful route, emphatically called the "Bad Pass.
Every one of them wore chains like Marley's Ghost; some few (they might be guilty governments) were linked together; none were free.
Presently they came in contact with a small chain at the end of which dangled a number of keys.
As landmarks they guided themselves by the summits of the far distant mountains, which they supposed to belong to the Bighorn chain.