"Why didn't the Eskimo keep it?" she asked, looking at the Magnet with interest.
So he gave me the Magnet and the very next day a grizzly bear ate him."
"He didn't say," replied the shaggy man, wrapping and tying the Love Magnet with great care and putting it away in another pocket.
Upon placing the magnet erect, with its attracting end towards the earth, the island descends; but when the repelling extremity points downwards, the island mounts directly upwards.
For which the astronomers (who have written large systems concerning the stone) assign the following reason: that the magnetic virtue does not extend beyond the distance of four miles, and that the mineral, which acts upon the stone in the bowels of the earth, and in the sea about six leagues distant from the shore, is not diffused through the whole globe, but terminated with the limits of the king's dominions; and it was easy, from the great advantage of such a superior situation, for a prince to bring under his obedience whatever country lay within the attraction of that magnet.
As a matter of fact, it was done by means of a magnet." Then, seeing they still looked puzzled, he added, "It was that toy magnet belonging to your nephew, Mr.
"If it was done with the schoolboy's magnet, I suppose it was done by the schoolboy."
"He was the only person who could use the magnet," replied Fisher.
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.
If a tuning-fork could be made to sing by a magnet or an electrified wire, why would it not be possible to make a musical telegraph--a telegraph with a piano key-board, so that many messages could be sent at once over a single wire?
"That," said the Shaggy Man, impressively, "is the wonderful Love Magnet
. I brought it to the Emerald City myself, and all who pass beneath this gateway are both loving and beloved."
why, Delafield!--Seymour Delafield!--the pattern for all the beaux--the magnet
for all the belles--and the delight of all the parents in town!"