Numerous soundings were carefully taken by Captain Fitz Roy on the steep outside of Keeling atoll, and it was found that within
ten fathoms, the prepared tallow at the bottom of the lead, invariably came up marked with the impression of living corals, but as perfectly clean as if it had been dropped on a carpet of turf; as the depth increased, the impressions became less numerous, but the adhering particles of sand more and more numerous, until at last it was evident that the bottom consisted of a smooth sandy layer: to carry on the analogy of the turf, the blades of grass grew thinner and thinner, till at last the soil was so sterile, that nothing sprang from it.
It was during one of my lonely journeyings, amid a far distant region of mountain locked within
mountain, and sad rivers and melancholy tarn writhing or sleeping within
all -- that I chanced upon a certain rivulet and island.
It ought to be considered as a great point gained in favor of humanity, that a period of twenty years may terminate forever, within
these States, a traffic which has so long and so loudly upbraided the barbarism of modern policy; that within
that period, it will receive a considerable discouragement from the federal government, and may be totally abolished, by a concurrence of the few States which continue the unnatural traffic, in the prohibitory example which has been given by so great a majority of the Union.
at something joyful and mysterious taking place within
Perchance some faint rumour of me may have leaked within
the confines of your hellish abode.
The outlaw now called to Shandy and his men, telling them to remain on watch, but to interfere with no one within
It was a joyous reception the little party received when the blacks within
the BOMA saw the long file of fettered friends and relatives enter the firelight.
Astor became proprietor of one half of the Indian establishments and goods which the Mackinaw Company had within
the territory of the Indian country in the United States, and it was understood that the whole was to be surrendered into his hands at the expiration of five years, on condition that the American Company would not trade within
the British dominions.
He did not wish to disturb the others whom he believed to be sleeping somewhere within
the structure--a low, rambling bungalow of eight rooms.
Nor is possibility alone sufficient to justify us; we must keep likewise within
the rules of probability.
And then a reflection moved within
the polished surface of the tiny glass, the man's eyes shot back out of space to the mirror's face, and in it he saw reflected the grim visage of Achmet Zek, framed in the flaps of the tent doorway behind him.
They would thus have brought the moon to within
a distance (apparent) of less than