Summarized Proceedings and a Directory of Members Volume 6

Summarized Proceedings and a Directory of Members Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... heard the report; and I have understood that it was distinctly heard eighteen or twenty miles south of this. Two white boys from this vicinity were hunting squirrels; and were in the act of shaking a small tree for some purpose, looking upward during their operations, and at that instant saw nearly over their heads a bright light passing rapidly, and fading away quickly. One of them vehemently called out 'Look! look! look!' They describe the light as being of the color of tin. They heard the report, and became alarmed. Every body here says that not a cloud was to be seen. Where I was, the sky was never more cloudless. The boys declare that there was not the sign of a cloud. Two gentlemen were sitting in the piazza of one of the taverns in this town, and both hearing the report one observed to the. other, that the noise very much resembled that made by plunging a hot cannon-ball into a barrel of water; neither of them apprehending, as I understand, what was the cause of the report A lady who resides five miles south of this place, describing this noise in the heavens, said she was in the house with her father when she heard it, and asked quickly what it was! Her father, who is hard of hearing, said it was thunder. Whereupon she started quickly for the door (observing as she went that it was not like thunder, and that there was no cloud), and looked up. All that she saw was a small white cloud, or patch of whitish smoke about as large as a pocket-handkerchief, which immediately disappeared. Its place was almost over her head, but a little to the east I will make some efforts to find the fallen mass, if any fell; but if I should not myself, and it should be found by others near the locality I have indicated, it will furnish a presumption that its...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590260
  • 9781236590268