Why Dodo, when she caught him in the china closet half an hour afterward, nearly squeezed the breath out of his little body with a tender embrace, instead of shaking him for being there, and why she followed up this novel performance by the unexpected gift of a big slice of bread and jelly, remained one of the problems over which Demi puzzled his small wits, and was forced to leave unsolved
However, leaving that mystery to solve itself, or go unsolved
for ever, he drove his task onward with earnest haste and ecstasy.
And this tattooing, had been the work of a departed prophet and seer of his island, who, by those hieroglyphic marks, had written out on his body a complete theory of the heavens and the earth, and a mystical treatise on the art of attaining truth; so that Queequeg in his own proper person was a riddle to unfold; a wondrous work in one volume; but whose mysteries not even himself could read, though his own live heart beat against them; and these mysteries were therefore destined in the end to moulder away with the living parchment whereon they were inscribed, and so be unsolved
to the last.
And it was still an unsolved
problem whether or not the United States could be kept united, whether or not it could be built into an organic nation without losing the spirit of self-help and democracy.
Having amused myself till a late hour with my favourite recreation of Geometry, I had retired to rest with an unsolved
problem in my mind.
Why they did not arrange to build their vaults and incubators nearer home has always been a mystery to me, and, like many other Martian mysteries, unsolved
and unsolvable by earthly reasoning and customs.
No doubt in that perfect world there had been no unemployed problem, no social question left unsolved
My mother is only astonished that you remain so long unsolved
Un- known to trade, to travel, almost to geography, the manner of life they harbor is an unsolved
But the unsolved
problem did not worry me so much as at another time it might have done, there were so many other things to attend to.
Sherlock Holmes was a man, however, who, when he had an unsolved
problem upon his mind, would go for days, and even for a week, without rest, turning it over, rearranging his facts, looking at it from every point of view until he had either fathomed it or convinced himself that his data were insufficient.
He loved to lie in the very centre of five millions of people, with his filaments stretching out and running through them, responsive to every little rumor or suspicion of unsolved