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Buy of this e-book comprises unfastened trial entry to 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 deepest 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 filled—being scarcely forty—a graduate of West element, with nice govt skill, and a superb engineer. '' take a seat, chappies,'' stated he; '' we've got nonetheless a part hour sooner than I start to learn the record i'm to make to the stockholders and representatives of the entire governments, that's 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 envision 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 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 college guy, via nature a scientist, and engaged to 1 of the prettiest society women, who was once then a scholar at Vassar, within the appealing city of Pough- keepsie. '' understanding how you hold issues on your brain, and the trouble of damn you,'' acknowledged Cort- landt, '' we've got dropped in on our option to listen the speech that i wouldn't pass over for a fortune. tell us if we hassle you.'' '' very unlikely, expensive boy,'' answered the president genially. '' on account that I survived your legitimate investigations, i believe I deserve a few of your recognition informally.'' '' listed here are my ultimate examinations,'' stated Cort- landt, handing Bearwar...

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BOOK II. CHAPTER I. THE LAST OF THE EARTH. Finding that they were rapidly swinging towards their proper course, and that the earth in its journey about the sun would move out of their way, they divided their power between repelling the body they had left and increasing the attraction of the moon, and then set about getting their house in order. Bearwarden, having the largest appetite, was elected cook, the others sagely divining that labour so largely for himself would be no trial. Their small but business- like- looking electric range was therefore soon in full blast, with Bearwarden in command.

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. Remember us to everybody. " This was read by the men in the great observatories, who evidently telephoned to the arctic Signal Light immediately, for it flashed back: "Got your message perfectly. Wish you greatest luck. The T.

At this moment there was a slight rumbling, and eight champagne cocktails, with the froth still on, and straws on a separate plate, shot in and landed on a corner of the desk. " "Do you know," said Deepwaters to Ayrault, while rapidly making his cocktail disappear, "the Callisto's cost with its outfit will be very great, especially if you use glucinum, which, though the ideal metal for the purpose, comes pretty high? I suggest that you apply to Congress for an appropriation. " "No, indeed," replied Ayrault; "the Callisto trip will be a privilege and glory I would not miss, and building her will be a part of it.

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