They reached Calais on the evening of the day following, and the same night embarked for England. That the head of an excitable, thoughtless girl not sixteen, should be turned by the whirl of pleasure and admiration into which she was launched, cannot be surprising. CHAPTER XV.  Mr. Peck, of New York, who moved the reconsideration of the resolution, thus expressed himself: 五月丁香六月婷婷A V 六月婷婷丁香五月首页 Here, in this last quotation, are the first beginnings of the inherent stability which proved so great an18 advance in design, in this twentieth century. But the extracts given do not begin to exhaust the range of da Vinci鈥檚 observations and deductions. With regard to bird flight, he observed that so long as a bird keeps its wings outspread it cannot fall directly to earth, but must glide down at an angle to alight鈥攁 small thing, now that the principle of the plane in opposition to the air is generally grasped, but da Vinci had to find it out. From observation he gathered how a bird checks its own speed by opposing tail and wing surface to the direction of flight, and thus alights at the proper 鈥榣anding speed.鈥?He proved the existence of upward air currents by noting how a bird takes off from level earth with wings outstretched and motionless, and, in order to get an efficient substitute for the natural wing, he recommended that there be used something similar to the membrane of the wing of a bat鈥攆rom this to the doped fabric of an aeroplane wing is but a small step, for both are equally impervious to air. Again, da Vinci recommended that experiments in flight be conducted at a good height from the ground, since, if equilibrium be lost through any cause, the height gives time to regain it. This recommendation, by the way, received ample support in the training areas of war pilots. I have a few words to say to you, Mr. Maxfield, if you are at leisure to hear them, he said at length. Oh well, you know, I thought I might be mistaken. I hate being on the watch about trifles. But latterly I am quite sure that papers have disappeared from my secretaire. Yes, Rhoda, he said鈥攁nd, having once called her so, his lips seemed to dwell lovingly on the sound of her name鈥?I think you do know! You must know that, if I look forward hopefully and happily to anything in my future life, it is only because I have a hope that you may be able to love me a little. I love you so much." In the dining-room, ma'am.