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We advanced within four miles thereof, where we met a party of thirty Indians, on their march against Boonsborough, intending to join the others from Chelicothe.
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I went up and set down on a log at the head of the island, and looked out on the big river and the black driftwood and away over to the town, three mile away, where there was three or four lights twinkling.
Few have the imagination to see what has been made possible, and to realize that an actual face- to-face conversation may take place, even though there be a thousand miles between.
Towards two o'clock in the morning, the burning light reappeared, not less intense, about five miles to windward of the Abraham Lincoln.
Only made about five miles all day; found some patches of snow, of which we ate, but nothing else.
Neither, then, is sufficient to bear us in the safety through eight thousand miles of rock to the antipodes.
With the hard trail, and in the absence of fresh snow, Daylight planned to make the camp of Forty Mile on the fourth night.
At half-past two in the morning, the projectile was over the thirteenth lunar parallel and at the effective distance of five hundred miles, reduced by the glasses to five.
Passing along the Ridgeway to the west for about a mile, we come to a little clump of young beech and firs, with a growth of thorn and privet underwood.
During the day she kept along the coast, where the currents were favourable; the coast, irregular in profile, and visible sometimes across the clearings, was at most five miles distant.
The planet Mars, I scarcely need remind the reader, re- volves about the sun at a mean distance of 140,000,000 miles, and the light and heat it receives from the sun is barely half of that received by this world.
This island, lying near to the eastern coast of Africa, is in the sixth degree of south latitude, that is to say, four hundred and thirty geographical miles below the equator.
To be able to go a thousand miles he must imagine that something good awaits him at the end of those thousand miles.
It enters the sea about three hundred miles south of the estuary of the Plata.