then there was a pounding and hammering overhead, as if
Jack was not able to resist this. "I should like to see it!" he said eagerly. "My master was a wonderful man--my master knew everything."
Madame Fontaine looked at him. He waited to see his request granted, like a child waiting to see a promised toy. "Shall I measure it out, and show you?" she said. "I suppose you don't know what two drachms mean?"
She looked at him again and hesitated. With a certain reluctance of manner, she opened her dressing-case. As she took out a medicine-measuring-glass, her hand began to tremble. A faint perspiration showed itself on her forehead. She put the glass on the table, and spoke to Jack.
"What makes you so curious to see what the dose is?" she said. "Do you think you are likely to want some of it yourself?"
His eyes looked longingly at the poison. "It cures you when you are tired or troubled in your mind," he answered, repeating her own words. "I am but a little fellow--and I'm more easily tired sometimes than you would think."
She passed her handkerchief over her forehead. "The fire makes the room rather warm," she said.
Jack took no notice of the remark; he had not done yet with the confession of his little infirmities. He went on proving his claim to be favored with some of the wonderful remedy.
"And as for being troubled in my mind," he said, "you haven't a notion how bad I am sometimes. If I'm kept away from Mistress for a whole day--when I say or do something wrong, you know--I tell you this, I'm fit to hang myself! If you were to see me, I do think your heart would be touched; I do indeed!"
- pouring into the cave of the dragon through the open door
- I am free to confess that the loss of these seventy-eight
- IN the previous chapter on the invention of a system, the
- conceived. The Feeder and Three-wire systems are at this
- their terrible ordeals in the untracked jungle to the south;
- but had no suspicions until I began to see my inventions
- was in a very true sense divided against itself, with intense
- on the same circuits with the lamps, in due course rendered
- in finding any place to pitch our tents, for it was spring-tide,
- it is a question whether electric light could be sold to
- Thus in a curious manner the modern art of electric lighting
- but to take up some of the loose ends of threads woven
- our tents. They were very civil, and offered us a house;
- established the methods they involved could be fairly credited
- safety of the system, the ease with which other electric
- meters, underground conductors and parts, etc...............
- could trust. To them he explained his plans and the rich
- like manner the development of the Edison lighting system
- spaces, although the size of the unit, the deadly pressure
- Some things it would be difficult to reproduce in any picture
- stars and waiting. He had lain thus and there many nights
- of Edison's ideas and devices for incandescent electric
- where ultimate union of forces was inevitable. For a long
- Kelvin, the Nestor of physics in Europe, for his work in
- and not Spaniards and that they were in sad want of tobacco
- patents in this branch of industry alone. These patents
- It is believed that enough evidence has been given in this
- any means, for his note-books reveal a great number of
- moving westward. Then, one day, he announced that half
- who deprived him of a number of patents in the following
- lighting, and in the last twenty-eight years—1880-1908—has
- conditions for its acceptance had been ripening fast. Yet
- For three weeks Hanson had remained. During this time he
- prolific periods of invention. It is worth while to scrutinize
- It is of no practical use to mention the man's name. I
- himself exclusively to its perfection and introduction.
- had come across his northerly camp and he feared that they
- American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute
- area were to be lighted from a central station by means
- enjoyed of which it can be said that it was given an immediate
- solid wall opened before her; it was another masked door.
- The United States Census Office statistics of 1902 show
- to the idea of the electric light. On the contrary, the
- compete with low-priced gas, on account of the large investment
- then directed the ray of the little lamp toward the further
- of the conception and working-out of each part or element;
- pushed forward by Edison's own strong personality and by
- Minor parts, such as sockets, switches, safety catches,
- either a watch or a clock; and an old man who was supposed
- already diminished conductors could be still further reduced