The Balloon

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1879
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Σελίδα 38 - I then drew up my legs, which had been extended before ine, and took a pencil in my hand to begin observations. Mr. Coxwell told me that he had lost the use of his hands, which were black, and I poured brandy over them. I resumed my observations at 2h 7m, recording the barometer reading at 11-53 inches and temperature — 2°.
Σελίδα 38 - I dimly saw Mr. Coxwell, and endeavoured to speak, but could not. In an instant intense darkness overcame me, so that the optic nerve lost power suddenly, but I was still conscious, with as active a brain as at the present moment whilst writing this. I thought I had been seized with asphyxia, and believed I should experience nothing more, as death would come unless we speedily descended : other thoughts were entering my mind, when I suddenly became unconscious as on going to sleep.
Σελίδα 38 - I struggled and shook my body again, but could not move my arms. I got my head upright, but for an instant only, when it fell on my right shoulder, and then I fell backwards, my back resting against the side of the car, and my head on its edge; in this position my eyes were directed towards Mr.
Σελίδα 36 - I then looked at the barometer, and found its reading to be 9! inches, still decreasing fast, implying a height exceeding 29,000 feet. Shortly after, I laid my arm upon the table, possessed of its full vigour ; but on being desirous of using it I found it powerless — it must have lost its power momentarily.
Σελίδα 38 - Coxwell told me that while in the ring he felt it piercingly cold, that hoarfrost was all round the neck of the balloon, and that on attempting to leave the ring he found his hands frozen. He had, therefore, to place his arms on the ring, and drop down.
Σελίδα 38 - Observation," and I knew Mr. Coxwell was in the car speaking to and endeavouring to rouse me — therefore consciousness and hearing had returned. I then heard him speak more emphatically, but could not see, speak, or move. I heard him again say, "Do try, now do!
Σελίδα 36 - I laid my arm upon the table, possessed of its full vigour, and on being desirous of using it, I found it powerless — it must have lost its power momentarily. I tried to move the other arm, and found it powerless also. I then tried to shake myself, and succeeded in shaking my body. I seemed to have no limbs. I then looked at the barometer, and whilst doing so my head fell on my left shoulder.
Σελίδα 38 - ... writing this. I thought I had been seized with asphyxia, and believed I should experience nothing more, as death would come unless we speedily descended : other thoughts were entering my mind, when I suddenly became unconscious as on going to sleep. I cannot tell anything of the sense of hearing, as no sound reaches the ear to break the perfect stillness and silence of the regions between six and seven miles above the earth.
Σελίδα 36 - I could not see the column of mercury in the wet-bulb thermometer, nor the hands of the watch, nor the fine divisions on any instrument. I asked Mr. Coxwell to help me to read the instruments.
Σελίδα 40 - I was insensible. He wished to approach me, but could not ; and when he felt insensibility coming over him too, he became anxious to open the valve. But in consequence of having lost the use of his hands, he could not do this; ultimately he succeeded by seizing the cord with his teeth, and dipping his head two or three times, until the balloon took a decided turn downwards.

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