Now many moons
had gone by since Umslopogaas became a king of the wolves, and he was a man full grown, a man fierce and tall and keen; a slayer of men, fleet of foot and of valour unequalled, seeing by night as well as by day.
The hunter's wife did as she was advised, and the first night the moon was full she sat and spun with a golden spinning-wheel, and then left the wheel on the bank.
But one evening when the moon was full they sat together watching their flocks, and the shepherd played upon his flute.
I shall go alone; these good folks imagine that the goddess of the moon has come to see them, and their superstition protects me; so have no fear, and each one remain at the post that I have assigned to him.
There, there," said Joe, "they're rather rough in their orders to their good moon and her divine sons.
The moon is stronger than man who looks on her, nor can she vary in her courses.
Yet I tell you that to-morrow night, about two hours before midnight, we will cause the moon to be eaten up for a space of an hour and half an hour.
The Selenites, do they exist, will respond by a similar figure; and, a communication being thus once established, it will be easy to form an alphabet which shall enable us to converse with the inhabitants of the moon.
I have looked at the question in all its bearings, I have resolutely attacked it, and by incontrovertible calculations I find that a projectile endowed with an initial velocity of 12,000 yards per second, and aimed at the moon, must necessarily reach it.
Consequently, their arrival on the lunar disc could not take place until the 5th of December at twelve at night, at the exact moment when the moon
should be full, and not on the
He sat lifeless on the steps: the morning-star,* that is to say, the heavy wooden staff, headed with iron spikes, and which had nothing else in common with its sparkling brother in the sky, had glided from his hand; while his eyes were fixed with glassy stare on the moon
, looking for the good old fellow of a spirit which still haunted it.
He looked up into the heavens and watched the moon
and the stars.
Trout," he said, and his face beamed like a full moon
But it was a liar with its pregnancy; and sooner will I believe in the man in the moon
than in the woman.
This is wonderful and glorious," pronounced Saxon; "but it is not the valley of the moon