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A Journey in Other Worlds by J. J. Astor

By J. J. Astor

Buy of this publication comprises unfastened trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than 1000000 books at no cost. this can be an OCR version with typos. Excerpt from ebook: bankruptcy II. ANTECEDENTAL. '' Come in!'' sounded a voice, as Dr. Cortlandt and Dick Ayrault tapped on the door of the President of the Terrestrial Axis Straightening Company's deepest workplace at the morning of the twenty first of June, A. D. 2000. Col. Bearwarden sat at his capacious table, the shadows passing over his face as April clouds flit around the solar. He used to be a good-looking guy, and younger for the real publish he filled—being scarcely forty—a graduate of West aspect, with nice govt skill, and an excellent engineer. '' sit, chappies,'' stated he; '' we have now nonetheless a part hour ahead of I start to learn the file i'm to make to the stockholders and representatives of the entire governments, that's now prepared. i do know you smoke,'' passing a field of Havanas to the professor. Prof. Cortlandt, LL. D., usa Governor) meiit professional, appointed to check the company's calculations, used to be approximately fifty, with a excessive brow, greyish hair, and fast, gray eyes, a geologist and astronomer, and altogether as capable a guy, in his personal manner, as Col. Eearwarden in his. Eichard Ayrault, a wide stockholder and one of many honorary vice- presidents within the corporation, used to be approximately thirty, a school guy, via nature a scientist, and engaged to 1 of the prettiest society women, who was once then a pupil at Vassar, within the attractive city of Pough- keepsie. '' realizing how you hold issues on your brain, and the trouble of damn you,'' stated Cort- landt, '' we have now dropped in on our approach to listen the speech that i wouldn't pass over for a fortune. tell us if we hassle you.'' '' very unlikely, expensive boy,'' spoke back the president genially. '' due to the fact I survived your authentic investigations, i feel I deserve a few of your recognition informally.'' '' listed below are my ultimate examinations,'' stated Cort- landt, handing Bearwar...

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No," replied Ayrault, "we know all about Mars; it is but one seventh the size of the earth, and as the axis is inclined more than ours, it would be a less comfortable globe than this; while, as our president here told us in his T. A. S. Company's report, the axis of Venus is inclined to such a degree that it would be almost uninhabitable for us. It would be as if colonists tried to settle Greenland, or had come to North America during its Glacial period. " asked Stillman. "To Jupiter, and, if possible, after that to Saturn," replied Ayrault; "the former's mean distance from the sun is 480,000,000 miles; but, as our president showed us, its axis is so nearly straight that I think, with its internal warmth, there will be nothing to fear from cold.

But I am so sorry you are going away," she went on. " she asked. " "Of course I will," he said, brightening up. " "Oh, I suppose something light and cool, for it's so hot," she answered. "I'll go now, so as to be ready," he said, getting up and going towards the door to which Sylvia followed him. A man in livery stood at the step of the phaeton. Ayrault got in and turned on the current, and his man climbed up behind. On turning into the main road Ayrault was about to increase his speed, when Sylvia, who had taken a short cut appeared at the wayside carrying her hat in one hand and her gloves in the other.

Pretty well," she replied, with a smile. "We had English literature yesterday, and natural history the day before. " asked Bearwarden, with interest. "Oh, principally physical geography, geology, and meteorology," she replied. " "It must be a consolation," said Ayrault, "when your best hat is spoiled by rain, to know the reason why. " "Don't be too sure," she replied. " After dinner they went to the play, where they saw a presentation of Society at the Close of the Twentieth Century, which Sylvia and Ayrault enjoyed immensely.

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