not to say that word. If I had not loosed, he would have
"In the first case, since we have supposed the stars to be of various sizes, it will happen that a star, being considerably larger than its neighboring ones, will attract them more than they will be attracted by others that are immediately around them; by which means they will be, in time, as it were, condensed about a centre, or, in other words, form themselves into a cluster of stars of almost a globular figure, more or less regular according to the size and distance of the surrounding stars....
"The next case, which will also happen almost as frequently as the former, is where a few stars, though not superior in size to the rest, may chance to be rather nearer one another than the surrounding ones,... and this construction admits of the utmost variety of shapes. . . .
"From the composition and repeated conjunction of both the foregoing formations, a third may be derived when many large stars, or combined small ones, are spread in long, extended, regular, or crooked rows, streaks, or branches; for they will also draw the surrounding stars, so as to produce figures of condensed stars curiously similar to the former which gave rise to these condensations.
"We may likewise admit still more extensive combinations; when, at the same time that a cluster of stars is forming at the one part of space, there may be another collection in a different but perhaps not far- distant quarter, which may occasion a mutual approach towards their own centre of gravity.
"In the last place, as a natural conclusion of the former cases, there will be formed great cavities or vacancies by the retreating of the stars towards the various centres which attract them."
Looking forward, it appears that the time must come when all the suns of a system will be drawn together and destroyed by impact at a common centre. Already, it seems to Herschel, the thickest clusters have "outlived their usefulness" and are verging towards their doom.
But again, other nebulae present an appearance suggestive of an opposite condition. They are not resolvable into stars, but present an almost uniform appearance throughout, and are hence believed to be composed of a shining fluid, which in some instances is seen to be condensed at the centre into a glowing mass. In such a nebula Herschel thinks he sees a sun in process of formation.
Taken together, these two conceptions outline a majestic cycle of world formation and world destruction-- a broad scheme of cosmogony, such as had been vaguely adumbrated two centuries before by Kepler and in more recent times by Wright and Swedenborg. This so-called "nebular hypothesis" assumes that in the beginning all space was uniformly filled with cosmic matter in a state of nebular or "fire-mist" diffusion, "formless and void." It pictures the condensation-- coagulation, if you will--of portions of this mass to form segregated masses, and the ultimate development out of these masses of the sidereal bodies that we see.
- she had come to believe, since otherwise he would have
- her own question, there is no escape, for after one had
- the saber belt but beneath the tunic he retained the hunting
- palace. The Arabian chief was taken elsewhere. I never
- bivouacked near us. They had no shelter during the rain.
- you will doubtless see and the things that you may be called
- and location made it possible for him to judge with considerable
- A woman crossed the way directly in front of it and the
- They were approaching the river, and there was a fog to-night!
- has occasional lucid intervals. You must have been brought
- You will be bathed and furnished with a robe similar to
- narrow, winding street below. At intervals, apparently
- numbers. I never saw anything more obliging and humble
- and within the memory of man, or even in their legends,
- she said. You will become accustomed to it as did I who
- upon hysterical terror. Clinging to the grating for support
- sought her out. She did not know that he had even better
- to the presence of the mad king. Darkness had fallen and
- out of the north and became lost in the wilderness of central
- As the two women entered several glanced indifferently
- fowls, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, and cattle; the order
- their flesh is so seasoned and prepared that it might be
- He had proceeded for some little distance and had about
- I venture to say that a few weeks ago you would have been
- of three-halfpence, two fowls, one of which, the Indian
- evidence of the presence of any living creature in the
- blew in from a sun-kissed orchard of ripening fruit which
- toward the street. Chance favored him so that he reached
- nearly pure Indian inhabitants. They were much surprised
- The first need, however, was to discover a street paralleling
- As Smith-Oldwick realized that he was alone and practically
- before his eyes as his limp body collapsed at the foot
- to sleep, rose and wandered out into the garden. The Hon.
- that should he continue on he would meet them directly
- that while he might deceive the eyes of man and beast he
- sands of what must have been the bed of an ancient river,
- barter. Money was scarcely worth anything, but their eagerness
- of the blood two of the guardsmen, as though suddenly aroused
- picked the familiar odor of the girl and, a second later,
- own knowledge rain seldom, if ever, falls here, and yet
- ‘beware’ for nothing.” They were soon anxious for
- They are a race of maniacs, replied the old woman. Had
- The roofs of the buildings varied in height but as the
- to the west as the motors can travel. You can leave one
- the gunpowder was wanted for making a noise on their saint
- he attract the attention of passers-by, and probable discovery.
- in repeated attention to his sandal wrappings, bringing
- period. There was one king who ruled for five years whom
- innocent purpose: each parish has a public musket, and
- Realizing that his greatest hope of success lay in the