A Journey in Other Worlds by J. J. Astor PDF

By J. J. Astor

Buy of this ebook contains loose trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than 1000000 books at no cost. this is often an OCR version with typos. Excerpt from publication: bankruptcy II. ANTECEDENTAL. '' Come in!'' sounded a voice, as Dr. Cortlandt and Dick Ayrault tapped on the door of the President of the Terrestrial Axis Straightening Company's deepest place of work at the morning of the twenty first of June, A. D. 2000. Col. Bearwarden sat at his capacious table, the shadows passing over his face as April clouds flit around the sunlight. He was once a good-looking guy, and younger for the $64000 publish he filled—being scarcely forty—a graduate of West aspect, with nice govt skill, and a superb engineer. '' sit, chappies,'' acknowledged he; '' we have now nonetheless a part hour ahead of I start to learn the record i'm to make to the stockholders and representatives of the entire governments, that is now prepared. i do know you smoke,'' passing a field of Havanas to the professor. Prof. Cortlandt, LL. D., usa Governor) meiit specialist, appointed to ascertain the company's calculations, used to be approximately fifty, with a excessive brow, greyish hair, and fast, gray eyes, a geologist and astronomer, and altogether as capable a guy, in his personal method, as Col. Eearwarden in his. Eichard Ayrault, a wide stockholder and one of many honorary vice- presidents within the corporation, used to be approximately thirty, a college guy, by means of nature a scientist, and engaged to 1 of the prettiest society women, who was once then a pupil at Vassar, within the appealing city of Pough- keepsie. '' figuring out how you hold issues on your brain, and the trouble of damn you,'' acknowledged Cort- landt, '' we've dropped in on our technique to pay attention the speech that i wouldn't omit for a fortune. tell us if we hassle you.'' '' very unlikely, pricey boy,'' spoke back the president genially. '' because I survived your respectable investigations, i believe I deserve a few of your awareness informally.'' '' listed below are my ultimate examinations,'' stated Cort- landt, handing Bearwar...

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Though six months' operations could hardly be expected to have produced much change in the inclination of the earth's axis, the autumn held on wonderfully, and December was pronounced very mild. Fully a million people were in and about Van Cortlandt Park hours before the time announced for the start, and those near looked inquiringly at the trim little air-ship, that, having done well on the trial trip, rested on her longitudinal and transverse keels, with a battery of chemicals alongside, to make sure of a full power supply.

I couldn't let you go all by yourself," she said. " "You are the sweetest thing that ever lived, and I'll love you all my days," he said, getting down and helping Sylvia to the seat beside him. " "You'll have to write your sweet nothings, instead of saying them," Sylvia replied. "For you to leave around for other girls to see," answered Ayrault with a smile. " Ayrault fairly made his phaeton spin, going up the grades like a shot and down like a bird. On reaching New York, he left Sylvia at her house, then ran his machine to a florist's, where he ordered some lilies and roses, and then steered his way to his club, where he dressed for dinner.

You see, there is nothing simpler. " said Bearwarden. "Our orbit could be enough like that of a comet to cross the orbits of both Venus and Mars; and the climatic extremes would not be inconvenient. The whole earth being simultaneously warmed or cooled, there would be no equinoctials or storms resulting from changes on one part of the surface from intense heat to intense cold; every part would have a twelve-hour day and night, and none would be turned towards or from the sun for six months at a time; for, however eccentric the orbit, we should keep the axis absolutely straight.

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