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However, were the forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of gas of which we speak, all introduced into the balloon, it would be entirely filled; but that would not do, because, as the balloon continued to mount into the more rarefied layers of the atmosphere, the gas within would dilate, and soon burst the cover containing it.
It was a lily of the valley, whose tall stem formed the mast, while the broad leaves that rose from the roots, and drooped again till they reached the water, were filled with gay little Elves, who danced to the music of the silver lily-bells above, that rang a merry peal, and filled the air with their fragrant breath.
With the sun rose the Fairies, and, with Eva, hastened away to the fountain, whose cool waters were soon filled with little forms, and the air ringing with happy voices, as the Elves floated in the blue waves among the fair white lilies, or sat on the green moss, smoothing their bright locks, and wearing fresh garlands of dewy flowers.
This they claimed was ten ounces; but when they filled a pan of dirt to prove the lie, they washed out twelve ounces.
One day in December Daylight filled a pan from bed rock on his own claim and carried it into his cabin.
They wanted me to stay over, but through the open door I could see the brave wind on the water, and my ears were filled with the roar of it.
I put the tiller up, filled away before it, and with dizzy eyes checked and steadied the boat on her course and waved farewell.
They have been put in barrels and shipped to the cities where they will be eaten in apartments that are filled with books, magazines, furniture, and people.
Once I found a broken gourd which happened to lie right side up and which had been filled with the rain.
Then it was that the Hairless One filled the gourd for him.
I'll build myself a beautiful palace, with a thousand stables filled with a thousand wooden horses to play with, a cellar overflowing with lemonade and ice cream soda, and a library of candies and fruits, cakes and cookies."
There he stopped to see if, by any chance, a vine filled with gold coins was in sight.
Having travelled from land to land in this fashion without finding anything to rivet his attention, it occurred to him to take the form of an eagle, and in this shape he flew across many countries and arrived at length in a new and lovely spot, where the air seemed filled with the scent of jessamine and orange flowers with which the ground was thickly planted.
The mountains and waste regions were filled with outlaws and refugees who were being hunted down mercilessly.
The corridors were filled with slaves and warriors, and the women of the palace and the city who had been commanded to attend the ceremony.