By J. J. Astor
Buy of this booklet contains unfastened trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than 1000000 books at no cost. this can be an OCR variation with typos. Excerpt from booklet: 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 inner most workplace 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 real put up he filledвЂ”being scarcely fortyвЂ”a graduate of West element, with nice govt skill, and an excellent engineer. '' take a seat, chappies,'' acknowledged he; '' we have now nonetheless a part hour prior to I start to learn the document i'm to make to the stockholders and representatives of all of the 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, was once approximately fifty, with a excessive brow, greyish hair, and quickly, gray eyes, a geologist and astronomer, and altogether as capable a guy, in his personal approach, as Col. Eearwarden in his. Eichard Ayrault, a wide stockholder and one of many honorary vice- presidents within the corporation, was once approximately thirty, a school guy, by means of nature a scientist, and engaged to at least one of the prettiest society ladies, who was once then a scholar at Vassar, within the attractive city of Pough- keepsie. '' understanding how you hold issues on your brain, and the trouble of damn you,'' acknowledged Cort- landt, '' we have now dropped in on our technique to listen the speech that i wouldn't omit for a fortune. tell us if we hassle you.'' '' most unlikely, pricey boy,'' responded the president genially. '' due to the fact I survived your professional investigations, i believe I deserve a few of your awareness informally.'' '' listed below are my ultimate examinations,'' acknowledged Cort- landt, handing Bearwar...
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Then we'll lower, or rather raise, the boats in the shape of numerous Callistos, and have a landing-party ready at each opposition, while a man or two can be placed in charge of each projectile to bring it back in ballast. " "I see no necessity for even changing the orbit," said Bearwarden, "except for the benefit of those that remain. If this attempt succeeds, it can doubtless be repeated. " "Let us know how you are getting on," said Deepwaters to Ayrault, "and be sure you have the Callisto properly christened.
With their glasses fixed upon them, they made out these sentences: "Our telescopes, in whatever part of the earth was turned towards you, have followed you since you started, and did not lose sight of you till you entered the moon's shadow. " On receiving this last earthly message, the travellers sprang to their searchlight, and, using its full power, telegraphed back the following: "Many thanks to you for good news about earth, and to Secretary Deepwaters for lending us the navy. Result of work most glorious.
It may seem strange to some that apparently so disproportionate a number of inventions have been made in the last century. There are several reasons. Since every discovery or advance in knowledge increases our chance of obtaining more, it becomes cumulative, and our progress is in geometric instead of arithmetical ratio. Public interest and general appreciation of the value of time have also effectively assisted progress. At the beginning of each year the President, the Governors of the States, and the Mayors of cities publish a prospectus of the great improvements needed, contemplated, and under way within their jurisdiction--it may be planning a new boulevard, a new park, or an improved system of sewers; and at the year's end they issue a resume of everything completed, and the progress in everything else; and though there is usually a great difference between the results hoped for and those attained, the effect is good.