The Man from the Clouds pdf free download. “My God,” said Rutherford, “the cable has broken!”
In an instant I was craning over the side of the basket. Five hundred feet, 700
feet, 1000 feet, 2000 feet below us, the cruiser that had been our only link with
the world of man was diminishing so swiftly that, as far as I remember, she
had shrunk to the smallness of a tug and then vanished into the haze before I
even answered him.
“Anything to be done?” I asked.
“Nothing,” said he.
It had been growing steadily more misty even down near the water, and now
as the released balloon shot up into an altitude of five, ten, and presently
twelve thousand feet, everything in Heaven and earth disappeared except that
white and clammy fog. By a simultaneous impulse he lit a cigarette and I a
pipe, and I remember very plainly wondering whether he felt any touch of that
self-conscious defiance of fate and deliberate intention to do the coolest thing
possible, which I am free to confess I felt myself. Probably not; Rutherford
was the real Navy and I but a zig-zag ringed R.N.V.R. amateur. Still, the spirit
of the Navy is infectious and I made a fair attempt to keep his stout heart
“What ought to happen to a thing like this?” I enquired.
“If this wind holds we might conceivably make a landing somewhere—with
“On the other side?”
He nodded and I reflected.
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