One other, a Venetian architect named Veranzio,20 studied da Vinci鈥檚 theory of the parachute, and found it correct, if contemporary records and even pictorial presentment are correct. Da Vinci showed his conception of a parachute as a sort of inverted square bag; Veranzio modified this to a 鈥榮ort of square sail extended by four rods of equal size and having four cords attached at the corners,鈥?by means of which 鈥榓 man could without danger throw himself from the top of a tower or any high place. For though at the moment there may be no wind, yet the effort of his falling will carry up the wind, which the sail will hold, by which means he does not fall suddenly but descends little by little. The size of the sail should be measured to the man.鈥?By this last, evidently, Veranzio intended to convey that the sheet must be of such content as would enclose sufficient air to support the weight of the parachutist. I think he has been very unfortunate, father. The idea came into her mind鈥攆loating like a waif on the current of indignant misery that seemed to flood all her spirit鈥攖hat there might be hundreds of human beings whom she had seen and thought happy smarting with some secret wound like her own, and living lives the half of which was never known to the world. Castalia had never been apt to let her imagination busy itself with the sorrows of others, and at this moment the conception had no softening effect. It only added an extra flavour of bitterness and rebellion to her sufferings. It was too cruel. Why should such things be? And what had she done to merit so much unhappiness? She shivered a little as a breeze from the river came bringing with it the clammy breath of the marsh mists鈥攖he white cloud-kraken that Minnie Bodkin had so often watched from her window. 鈥淩un Barefoot.鈥? These are incidents; the full list has not been, and can never be recorded, but it goes to show that in the pilot of the War period there came to being a new type of humanity, a product of evolution which fitted a certain need. Of such was Captain West, who, engaging hostile troops, was attacked by seven machines. Early in the engagement, one of his legs was partially severed by an explosive bullet and fell powerless into the controls, rendering the machine for the time unmanageable. Lifting his disabled leg, he regained control of the machine, and although wounded in the other leg, he man?uvred his machine so skilfully that his observer was able to get several good bursts into the enemy machines, driving them away. Then, desperately wounded as he was, Captain West brought the machine over to his own lines and landed safely. He fainted from loss of blood and exhaustion, but on regaining consciousness, insisted on writing his report. Equal to this was the exploit of Captain Barker, who, in aerial combat, was wounded in the right and left thigh and had his left arm shattered, subsequently bringing258 down an enemy machine in flames, and then breaking through another hostile formation and reaching the British lines. 一本道在线观看东京热综合,波多野结衣一本道在线DVD2 日本在线加勒比一本道,日本视频高清免费观看,加勒比在线东京热在线,东京热av,HEZYO高清 一本道 综合,一本道av不卡免费播放. CHAPTER VII. The scent of the finish line was tickling Ann鈥檚 nose. By the time Juan made it to the Halfmoon aidstation at mile 72, Ann had nearly doubled her lead; she was twenty-two minutes ahead with justtwenty-eight miles to go. Mrs. Errington had finished her harangue with much majesty, bringing out the closing sentences as if they were a most unexpected and powerful climax, when the effect of the whole was marred by her giving a violent start and exclaiming, with more naturalness than dignity, "Mercy on us! Castalia, what will you do next? Do shut that window, for pity's sake! I shall get my death of cold!" 鈥淎 wimp!鈥?Ann would later say. 鈥淭he big W! Right then, I decided I was going to work to be abetter hill climber than he was.鈥?Not only better than Carl, but better than everybody; Anndeveloped into such a relentless mountain goat that hills became her favorite place to drop thehammer and leave the competition behind.