Above him was the light, translucent, billowing globe of shining brown oiled silk
and the blazing sunlight and the great deep blue dome of the sky.
These radii are connected at the outer extremities by two bands of flattened wire - the whole in this manner forming the framework of the screw, which is completed by a covering of oiled silk
cut into gores, and tightened so as to present a tolerably uniform surface.
And inside, wrapped in oiled silk
, yellowed with age and worn and thumbed, was the original scrap of newspaper containing the quotation from Thoreau.