The gardens are overgrown with exuberant tropical vegetation: orchids, daturas hung with their scented purple bells, gardenias and creepers; and yet what the brother of a London friend, on whom I am calling, shows me with the greatest pride, are a few precious geraniums, two real violets, and a tiny patch of thickly-grown lawn of emerald hue. The Belgian contribution consisted of about twenty machines fit for active service and another twenty which were more or less useful as training machines. The material was mainly French, and the Belgian pilots used it to good account until German numbers swamped them. France, and to a small extent England, kept Belgian aviators supplied with machines throughout the War. all the curtains washed. I am driving to the Corners this morning feelings of a person unimportant enough to be a foundling. 亚洲高清自有码中文字 It may be said that practically all the conclusions which Borelli reached in his study were negative. Although contemporary with Lana, he perceived the one factor which rendered Lana鈥檚 project for flight by means of vacuum globes an impossibility鈥攈e saw that no globe could be constructed sufficiently light for flight, and at the same time sufficiently strong to withstand the pressure of the outside atmosphere. He does not appear to have made any experiments in flying on his own account, having, as he asserts most definitely, no faith in any invention designed to lift man from the surface of the earth. But his work, from which only the foregoing short quotations can be given, is, nevertheless, of indisputable value, for he settled the mechanics of bird flight, and paved the way for those later investigators who had, first, the steam engine, and later the internal combustion engine鈥攖wo factors in mechanical flight which would have seemed as impossible to Borelli as would wireless telegraphy to a student of27 Napoleonic times. On such foundations as his age afforded Borelli built solidly and well, so that he ranks as one of the greatest鈥攊f not actually the greatest鈥攐f the investigators into this subject before the age of steam. Col. Most comfortable. No traces of the pigs, ha, ha! none the worse for the chimney-top; ha, ha, ha! That Comet has a tail, I guess. Well, Weasel, how has all gone on these two years, since I last found myself at Rattleton Hermitage? Hey? Why then鈥擨 suppose that's the last he'll hear of it. Have you no spark of kindness or affection for me in your heart鈥攏ot one? Mr. Diamond is a gentleman, father. Everybody allows that.