The Sea and Its Wonders

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T. Nelson and Sons, 1884 - Ocean - 304 pages

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Page 304 - Christ ! Whose voice the waters heard And hushed their raging at Thy word, Who walked'st on the foaming deep, And calm amidst its rage didst sleep ; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee For those in peril on the sea...
Page 210 - The rope passes through a hole in the top of the stone, above which a strong loop is formed, resembling a stirrup-iron, to receive the foot of the diver. The diver wears no clothes, except a slip of calico...
Page 14 - AM going to tell you about the travels of the waters through the vast region of the air. The particles which have flown off from the bosom of the ocean, rise, as we have seen, and appear for the moment to be gone. But their work is only just begun. Let us follow them in their wonderful career. For they will descend again in rain, in dew, in hail, and in snow. How beautiful is the dew ! Have you not seen it sparkling on the grass like diamonds ? It came from the vast storehouse in the air, and was...
Page 258 - It was a strange-looking creature, to be sure, and in a few minutes all the people on board were looking at it. Yes, it must be the sea-serpent ; there was no doubt about it.
Page 258 - But nobody ever came near enough to catch it ; — and few people believe that there is a sea-serpent at all. I am going to tell you a little story about the sea-serpent.
Page 17 - If there are clouds in the sky, the clouds throw back the heat to the earth, and prevent it from being lost in space. Thus on cloudy nights there is little or no dew. In windy weather, there can be no dew. The air next to the ground is constantly being blown away/^Jjefore it has time to get cold enough to deposit dew.
Page 261 - Its root was the head ; and as it moved up and down on the waves it looked as much like a serpent as could be.
Page 143 - ... action. They are very great teeth, nearly two inches broad, and of a three-cornered shape. The edges are like a saw, and as sharp as the sharpest knife. No creature, not even man, has much chance against these terrible teeth. If a man falls overboard from a ship...

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