According to calculation," replied Barbicane, "the fall would develop a heat equal to that produced by 16,000 globes of coal, each equal in
bulk to our terrestrial globe.
Ned Land was a Canadian, with an uncommon quickness of hand, and who knew no equal in
his dangerous occupation.
Collins listened to her with the determined air of following his own inclination, and, when she ceased speaking, replied thus:-- "My dear Miss Elizabeth, I have the highest opinion in the world in your excellent judgement in all matters within the scope of your understanding; but permit me to say, that there must be a wide difference between the established forms of ceremony amongst the laity, and those which regulate the clergy; for, give me leave to observe that I consider the clerical office as equal in
point of dignity with the highest rank in the kingdom-- provided that a proper humility of behaviour is at the same time maintained.
According to her father's account, they had come from homes as good as their own; they were certainly more than her equal in
fortune; and her father had come to them as an employee, until they had taken him into partnership.