It knows that after splendid yet careful campaigns both in India and Africa he was in command against Brazil when the great Brazilian patriot Olivier issued his ultimatum.
In that Brazilian business two of the most famous men of modern history acted flat against their characters.
At this moment he was lying ill of fever in the clay lands near Curitiba in Brazil, having been drenched with thunder-storms and persecuted by other hardships, in common with all the English farmers and farm-labourers who, just at this time, were deluded into going thither by the promises of the Brazilian
Government, and by the baseless assumption that those frames which, ploughing and sowing on English uplands, had resisted all the weathers to whose moods they had been born, could resist equally well all the weathers by which they were surprised on Brazilian
Just when submarine activities ended we do not know but the last vessel of this type sighted by a Pan-American merchantman was the huge Q 138, which discharged twenty-nine torpedoes at a Brazilian
tank steamer off the Bermudas in the fall of
On a peach-coloured divan sat Lady Narborough, pretending to listen to the duke's description of the last Brazilian
beetle that he had added to his collection.
You and I could be as far away from each other as Scotland is from Constantinople, and yet each of us be in the same great Brazilian
He was especially interested in such humanitarian work, and had recently helped to organize the first Brazilian
school for deaf-mutes at Rio de Janeiro.
Delight itself, however, is a weak term to express the feelings of a naturalist who, for the first time, has wandered by himself in a Brazilian
Craig was never aware that his conversation and advances were received coldly, for to shift one's point of view beyond certain limits is impossible to the most liberal and expansive mind; we are none of us aware of the impression we produce on Brazilian
monkeys of feeble understanding--it is possible they see hardly anything in us.
They lived with him a month, sleeping with a dozen others, Swedes, negroes, Brazilians
, on the floor of the two bare rooms in his house which he assigned to his charges; and every day they went with him to the Place Victor Gelu, whither came ships' captains in search of a man.
Now, as the apprehension of the return of my distemper terrified me very much, it occurred to my thought that the Brazilians
take no physic but their tobacco for almost all distempers, and I had a piece of a roll of tobacco in one of the chests, which was quite cured, and some also that was green, and not quite cured.
Later, it is true, the Brazilians
launched a flying-machine of a type and scale that was capable of dealing with an airship, but they built only three or four, they operated only in South America, and they vanished from history untraceably in the time when world-bankruptcy put a stop to all further engineering production on any considerable scale.