These Days Of Large Things

Author: Michael Tavel Clarke
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472099627
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"They crawl about in the abyss intent upon their own small concerns. ... Atlantic
liner, and which glimmers for a while in the sun for the first of my stay amidst its
pinnacles; but which vanishes, but for fragmentary glimpses, as I become one of
the grey creatures that crawl about like ants, at the bottom of its gloomy caverns.
... The artist, like the corporate executive, is a person of exceptional vision,
responsible for instructing his contemporaries, who rarely if ever attain
comparable heights.

And There I Was Volume I

Author: DH Koester
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 143277946X
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... following its contours as it commanded We hesitantly and cautiously began to
follow it There was no one else around -- they were all swarming like ants down
below over the ruins of Machu Pijchu, and by the looks of the overgrown trail, ...
pulled by some unseen force, anxious to see what was around the next curve of
the mountain I wondered how many people had fallen to their deaths here, how
many skeletons lay at the bottom of the abyss Surely, there were many other ...

My Air Ships

Author: Alberto Santos-Dumont,
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447486765
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At the bottom of the abyss, which already opened 1500 yards below us, the earth,
instead of appearing round like a ball, shows concave like a bowl by a peculiar
phenomenon of refraction whose effect is to lift up constantly to the aeronaut's
eyes the circle of the horizon. Villages and woods, meadows and chateaux, ...
Human beings look like ants along the white lines that are highways, and the
rows of houses look like children's playthings. While my gaze was still held
fascinated on ...

The Underdogs

Author: Mariano Azuela
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1624660118
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Tenacious like an ant, he climbed up the crest, his hands clasped the rocks and
branches, the soles of his feet clasped the stones of the trail. When he reached
the summit, the sun was bathing the plateau in a lake of gold. Toward the ravine
you could see enormous sliced rocks, promontories that rose like fantastical
African heads, pitahayo cactus like the fossilized fingers of giants, trees leaning
toward the bottom of the abyss. And amid the arid boulders and dry branches, the
fresh ...

The Living Age

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At the bottom of this appalling gorge is no smiling valley or wooded glade;
nothing but a great river surging angrily along a rocky bed and chafing with
eternal thunder against its prison walls. But once has the passage of that terrible
defile from end to end been accomplished. The story is contained in a
parliamentary paper, but it reads like some weird romance.* The spectator from
above sees nothing but what might be a silken skein twisted along the bottom of
the abyss; his ear, ...

Littell S Living Age

Author: Eliakim Littell
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vanished altogether in the abyss. The spectators ... With what superhuman
strength was the great ploughshare driven through the heart of the everlasting
hills | We crawl like ants in the furrow, happy if in our day some Daniel arises to
interpret to us the mystic handwriting on the wall. The Yosemite is ... The
spectator from above sees nothing but what might be a silken skein twisted along
the bottom of the abyss; his ear, if strained, hardly catches a dim and fretful
murmur. But below is ...

The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie

Author: Alan Bradley
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780440338468
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I had just turned and was moving back towards the open gap when I tripped and
fell flat on my face, my head sticking out over the edge of the abyss. I might have
broken every bone in my body but I was afraid to move. A million miles below, or
so it seemed, a pair of ant-like figures emerged from Anson House and set out
across the Quad. My first thought was that I was still alive. But then as my terror
subsided, anger rushed in to take its place: anger at my own stupidity and
clumsiness, ...

A Dark Stranger

Author: Julien Gracq
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782270582
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To be precise it reminds you of those cardboard human figures with movable
joints in natural science departments, where here and there you can peel off the
smooth layer that represents the skin, and a multicoloured maze of veins, nerves
and intestines suddenly appears, as disconcerting and unsavoury as a seething
horde of red ants under a paving stone. The phenomenal distance to the bottom
of the abyss gives it that bluish tint you see in the distance in great river valleys at

One Day In The Life Of A Fool

Author: Jeremy Gates
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595397166
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“Jeremy would you like to talk about the ant infestation that you told me not more
that a week and a half ago!” Mandy was right of ... When I finished, I walked back
into the hallway that lead to my room and as I started walking I noticed a steady
trail of ants coming out of one of the air intake grills at the bottom of the wall. I
stopped ... I continued following the trail of ants with my eyes up the leg of Steve's
desk and watched as they disappeared into the abyss of dirty dishes. I must add
that ...