It is said that he once persuaded his gardener to trust himself in this glider for a flight, but if Cayley himself ventured a flight in it he has left no record of the fact. The following extract from his work, Aerial Navigation, affords an instance of the thoroughness of his investigations, and the concluding paragraph also47 shows his faith in the ultimate triumph of mankind in the matter of aerial flight:鈥? Col. How? Who? They shook their heads and did not move from their lazy attitudes before the fire, except Machecawa, who was on his feet in a moment, and led the way back to the sugar bush at a slow trot. 鈥淵ou two ought to know one another,鈥?said Corinna. 鈥淭his is my friend, Mr. Overshaw鈥擬artin, let me introduce you to Mr. Daniel Fortinbras, Marchand de Bonheur.鈥? Fortinbras embraced them both in a capacious smile, as he deliberately repocketed the coins. 黄 色 成 人小说网站,两性色午夜视频,色综合天天综合网 That the Langley aeroplane was subsequently fitted with an 80 horse-power Curtiss engine and successfully flown is of little interest in such a record as this, except for the fact that with the weight nearly doubled by the new engine and accessories the machine flew successfully, and demonstrated the perfection of Langley鈥檚 design by standing the strain. The point that is of most importance is that the design itself proved a success and fully vindicated Langley鈥檚 work. At the same time, it would be unjust to pass by the fact of the flight without according to Curtiss due recognition of the way in which he paid tribute to the genius of the pioneer by these experiments. CHAPTER II 鈥淲e must get to the bottom of this, my dear Martin鈥攊t鈥檚 a privilege I demand from my clients to address them by their Christian names鈥攐therwise how can I establish the necessary intimate rapport between them and myself? So I repeat, my dear Martin, we must have the reason for the rupture or the dissolution or the termination of what seems to be the only romantic episode in your career. I鈥檓 not joking,鈥?Fortinbras added gravely, after a pause. 鈥淔rom the psychological point of view, it is important that I should know.鈥? 鈥淥h, Ernest,鈥?said he, in an off-hand, rather cheery manner, 鈥渢here鈥檚 a little matter which I should like you to explain to me, as I have no doubt you very easily can.鈥?Thump, thump, thump, went Ernest鈥檚 heart against his ribs; but his father鈥檚 manner was so much nicer than usual that he began to think it might be after all only another false alarm. We arrived on the afternoon of the day on which we had been summoned, and found her still free from delirium: indeed, the cheery way in which she received us made it difficult to think she could be in danger. She at once explained her wishes, which had reference, as I expected, to her nephew, and repeated the substance of what I have already referred to as her main source of uneasiness concerning him. Then she begged me by our long and close intimacy, by the suddenness of the danger that had fallen on her and her powerlessness to avert it, to undertake what she said she well knew, if she died, would be an unpleasant and invidious trust.