The Book of the Damned: By Charles Fort

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Boni and Liveright, 1919 - Astronomy - 298 pages
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I
7
II
19
III
25
IV
42
V
51
VI
66
VII
79
VIII
96
XVI
206
XVII
214
XVIII
236
XIX
239
XX
246
XXI
258
XXII
267
XXIII
268

IX
121
X
130
XI
139
XII
154
XIII
167
XIV
184
XV
202
XXIV
274
XXV
278
XXVI
282
XXVII
287
XXVIII
293
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Page 177 - AM, lasting one hour, the wind shifting suddenly from east to north (true). During the squall there were three vivid flashes of lightning, one of which was very close to the ship, and at the same time a shower of ice fell, which lasted about three minutes. It was not hail, but irregular-shaped pieces of solid ice, of different dimensions, up to the size of half a brick.
Page 128 - ... nail" in it. Annals of Scientific Discovery, 1853-71: That, at the meeting of the British Association, 1853, Sir David Brewster had announced that he had to bring before the meeting an object "of so incredible a nature that nothing short of the strongest evidence was necessary to render the statement at all probable.
Page 264 - ... parallel to each other, and that their apparently rotatory motion, as seen from the deck, was caused by their high speed and the greater angular motion...
Page 156 - I think we're property. I should say we belong to something: That once upon a time, this earth was No-man's Land, that other worlds explored and colonized here, and fought among themselves for possession, but that now if s owned by something; That something owns this earth— all others warned off.
Page 157 - ... all others warned off— that all this has been known, perhaps for ages, to certain ones upon this earth, a cult or order, members of which function like bellwethers to the rest of us, or as superior slaves or overseers, directing us in accordance with instructions received—from Somewhere else— in our mysterious usefulness.
Page 252 - ... celebrated in all the south of the province of Algiers, 254 kilometres south of the city. Another telegram states that other commotions were felt on the 6th at M'sila for the second time. These last shocks are reported very heavy ; time, 2 and 4 pm The time appears to have been the same at M'sila. OUR Paris correspondent writes that in relation to the balloon which is said to have been seen over Bermuda in September, no ascent took place in France which can account for it.
Page 219 - I note that Chambers, in his work upon eclipses, gives Forster's letter in full — and not a mention of Walkey 's letter. There is no attempt in Monthly Notices to explain upon the notion of greater distance of the moon, and the earth's shadow falling short, which would make as much trouble for astronomers, if that were not foreseen, as no eclipse at all. Also there is no refuge in saying that virtually...
Page 62 - ... indifferently" in fields where this substance lay. "It fell in lumps as big as the end of one's finger.

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