So far as what there may be of a narrative in this book; and, indeed, as indirectly touching one or two very interesting and curious particulars in the habits of sperm whales, the foregoing chapter, in its earliest part, is as important a one as will be found in this volume; but the leading matter of it requires to be still further and more familiarly enlarged upon, in order to be adequately understood, and moreover to take away any incredulity which a profound ignorance of the entire subject may induce in some minds, as to the natural verity
of the main points of this affair.
Nevertheless, it is of verity
that they assemble a camp, and raise a bank against the walls of this castle.
Sarkoja is a liar of the first magnitude," I replied, "notwithstanding the proud claim of the Tharks to absolute verity
so spread and so intentional that, in spite of a special verity
that surpassed every other, the fact that one of these hands had lost two fingers, which were reduced to stumps, as if accidentally shot away, the face was effectually guarded and saved.
He has my love not only because he is a poet of the most exquisite verity
, but because he is a lover of men, with a faith in them such as can move mountains of ignorance, and dulness, and greed.
The ape-man doubted the verity
of the latter suggestion as he had fed the lion the entire carcasses of a deer and a hyena only a few days since--he could not have starved in so short a time, while the little rivulet running across the gulch furnished him with water a-plenty.
If I told you why I wished it you would be surprised indeed, nor can I myself understand; but, of a verity
, my greatest wish to be out of this life is due to the fact that I crave the association of those very enemies I have been taught to hate.
He made believe to play, and uttered simulated growls that failed of the verity
For it was the Game that had been questioned, its verity
and worth, the Game itself, the biggest thing in the world--or what had been the biggest thing in the world until that chance afternoon and that chance purchase in Silverstein's candy store, when Genevieve loomed suddenly colossal in his life, overshadowing all other things.
In brief, it was the general feeling in all that region that Silas Deemer was the one immobile verity
of Hillbrook, and that his translation in space would precipitate some dismal public ill or strenuous calamity.
A very strange look came over the Story Girl's face; her eyes grew sad and far-reaching, as if of a verity
they pierced beyond the mists of hidden years.
And, though the sight of her was provocative of nausea and the contact of her provocative of despair, although he could not escape her awfulness in his dream-haunted nightmares of her, he nevertheless was aware of the cosmic verity
of sex that animated her and that made her own life of less value than the happiness of her lover with whom she hoped to mate.