Mrs. Jud. If I ever.... I would judge so, from what you say, returned Oliver thoughtfully. 鈥楢ye, but who put it there?鈥? Various types of kite balloon have been introduced; the original German Parseval-Siegsfield had a single air bag at the stern end, which was modified to two, three, or more lobes in later varieties, while an American experimental design attempted to do away with the attached lobes altogether by stringing out a series of small air bags, kite fashion, in rear of the main envelope. At the beginning of the War, Germany alone had kite balloons, for the authorities of the Allied armies considered that the bulk of such a vessel rendered it too conspicuous a mark to permit of its being serviceable. The Belgian arm alone possessed two which, on being put into service, were found extremely useful. The French followed by constructing kite balloons at Chalais Meudon, and then, after some months of hostilities and with the example of the Royal Naval Air Service to encourage them, the British military authorities finally took up the construction and use of kite balloons for artillery-spotting and general observation purposes. Although many were brought down by gun-fire, their uses far outweighed their disadvantages, and toward the end of the War, hardly a mile of front was without its 鈥楽ausage.鈥? The interest of these experiments is enhanced by the fact that Le Bris was a seafaring man who conducted them from love of the science which had fired his imagination, and in so doing exhausted his own small means. It was in 1855 that he made these initial attempts, and twelve years passed before his persistence was rewarded by a public subscription made at Brest for the purpose of enabling him to continue his experiments. He built a second albatross, and on the advice of his friends ballasted it for flight instead of travelling in it himself. It was not so successful as the first, probably owing to the lack of human control while in flight; on one of the trials a height of 150 ft. was attained, the glider being secured by a thin rope and held so as to face into the wind. A glide of nearly an eighth of a mile was made with the rope hanging slack, and, at the end of this distance, a rise in the ground modified the force of the wind, whereupon the machine settled down without damage. A further trial in a gusty wind resulted in the complete destruction of this second machine; Le Bris had no more funds, no further subscriptions were likely to materialise, and so the experiments of this first exponent of the art of gliding (save for Besnier and his kind) came to an end. They82 constituted a notable achievement, and undoubtedly Le Bris deserves a better place than has been accorded him in the ranks of the early experimenters. Where did you leave Lord Lostwithiel? Disney asked presently. 色姑娘久久综合网天天 五月天丁香婷深爱综合 开心婷婷五月综合基地 色姑娘综合站 鈥楤est break it to her judgematically, and with鈥攚ith鈥攁 composing draught. I鈥檒l tell her too to hold her tongue鈥攕he is mindful of what I say, always鈥攁nd answer only when she鈥檚 spoken to; and if I put her into a quiet dress, and keep my eye on her, she鈥檒l come through all right, or call me Jenny Say Quoy.鈥? Has my鈥攈as Mr. Kenyon reported that I am insane? I see, said Roland. "I guess you're right, father. I'd like to tell Frank, but I won't." Well, Oliver, how's the weather at home? asked Frank. "Cloudy, eh?" Often. Every day. Every hour.