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" he would have fallen 1800 feet. Twice this failed, and then he had recourse to a large stone with a lead-line, which swung diagonally, and seemed to be a feasible plan. Several times he made beautiful heaves, but the provoking line would not catch, and... "
Chambers's Pocket Miscellany - Page 81
1854
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An Account of the Island of Mauritius: And Its Dependencies

Late official resident - Electronic book - 1842 - 182 pages
...and fired over the least projecting part; had the line broke, he would have fallen eighteen hundred feet. Twice this failed, and then he had recourse to a large stone with a lead line, which swung diagonally, and seemed to be a feasible plan ; several times he made beautiful...
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The Family Magazine, Or, Weekly Abstract of General Knowledge, Volume 1

1843
...least projecting part : had the line broke, he would have fallen eighteen hundred feet. Twice Ibis failed, and then he had recourse to a large stone...feasible plan : several times he made beautiful heaves, bot the provoking line would not catch, and away went the stone far down below ; till at length .t‚olus,...
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Facts from the World of Nature, Animate and Inanimate

Mrs. Loudon (Jane), Jane Loudon - Natural history - 1848 - 390 pages
...line, and fired over the least projecting part. Had the line broken, he would have fallen at least 1800 feet. Twice this failed, and then he had recourse to a large stone, with a lead line, which swung diagonally, and seemed to be a feasible plan. Several times he tried this without...
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The two creations: nature and art

Two creations - 1849
...and fired over the least projecting part. Had tie line broken, he would have fallen eighteen hundred feet Twice this failed; and then he had recourse to...with a lead-line, which swung diagonally, and seemed a feasible plan: several times he made beautiful heaves, but the provoking line would not catch, and...
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Youth's Book of Travel & Adventure

Travels and voyages - 1850 - 342 pages
...and fired over the least projecting part: had the line broken he would have fallen eighteen hundred feet. Twice this failed, and then he had recourse to a large stone with a lead line, which swung diagonally, and seemed to be a feasible plan: several times he made beautiful...
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Forrester's Pictorial Miscellany for Boys and Girls

Mark Forrester - Aztec children - 1854 - 336 pages
...and fired over the least projecting part. Had the line broken, he would have fallen eighteen hundred feet. Twice this failed ; and then he had recourse...away went the stone far down below, till at length ^Eolus, pleased, I suppose, with his perseverance, gave us a shift of wind for about a minute, and...
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Forrester's Pictorial Miscellany for the Family Circle

Mark Forrester - Aztec children - 1855 - 336 pages
...and fired over the least projecting part. Had the line broken, he would have fallen eighteen hundred feet. Twice this failed ; and then he had recourse...away went the stone far down below, till at length ^Eolus, pleased, I suppose, with his perseverance, gave us a shift of wind for about a minute, and...
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Descriptive Account of Mauritius: Its Scenery, Statistics &c with Brief ...

John Anderson (of Glenside, Mauritius.) - Mauritius - 1858 - 137 pages
...-and fired over the least projecting part; had the line broke, he would have fallen eighteen hundred feet. Twice this failed, and then he had recourse to a large stone, with a lead line which swung diagonally, and seemed to be a feasible plan; several times he made beautiful...
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Fankwei: Or, The San Jacinto in the Seas of India, China, and Japan

William Maxwell Wood - China - 1859 - 545 pages
...and fired over the least projecting part. Had the line broken he would have fallen eighteen hundred feet. Twice this failed, and then he had recourse to a large stone with a lead line, which swung diagonally, and seemed to be a feasible plan. Several times he made beautiful...
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MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD

J.T. HEADLEY - 1872
...side, he leaned back against the line and fired over the least projecting part. Had the line broken he would have fallen 1800 feet. Twice this failed ; and then he had recourse to a large stone with a lead line, which swung diagonally, and seemed to be a feasible plan ; several times he made beautiful...
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