Pet; Or, Pastimes And Penalties

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byHugh Reginald Haweis

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Hen I got better I went across to see Pet. I found Bob in the back nursery very busy. Pet was handing him paste and neAYSpaper and tissue paper, and fetching him scissors; and making herself very useful, evidently in a state of great excitement. Rob was grave and preoccupied and silent, as he always was when meditating anything very new or striking in the way of experiments. "What are you about?" I asked. "Oh!" cried Pet, "he's going to make a balloon; a real balloon, you know,--not to go up in, but made of tissue paper, and it will really go up itself with wool and spirits of wine; won't it be fun?" "It's a fire-balloon," says Eob thoughtfully. "The hot air is made by wool and spirits of wine burning underneath it on two stretched wires, you know; and the air within, being thus heated, causes the balloon to rise through the colder air outside. It's a splendid experiment; but depends on the balloon being made in the right way. The Marsdens are going to have a large garden party, and I'm going to make two or three fire-balloons, in case one shouldn't go up, you know." If there was anything in it, which of course I doubted--for science seemed to me, as a rule, a very doubtful and unprofitable business--still. if these were really balloons that were likely to go up, this seemed an experiment worth making. "How do you do it?" I said, looking at the sheets of tissue paper, and for the benefit of future Eobs and Bens I will just set down here with a few easily understood woodcuts, the different steps in the manufacture of Eob's balloon as he explained them to me. "Take six sheets of white tissue paper--the thinnest paper you can get--and lay them even and flat one on the top of the other, (fig. 1.) Then fold the six sheets together once thus, (fig. 2.) Then take a pai...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Hen I got better I went across to see Pet. I found Bob in the back nursery very busy. Pet was handing him paste and neAYSpaper and ti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217531377

ISBN - 13:9780217531375

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