The Mysterious Island Author:Jules Verne "Are we rising?" "No, we're sinking." "For God's Sake, throw something out!" "There's nothing left to throw out..." — Two hours later, the balloon was less than four hundred feet above the pounding sea. Even the basket, which had held its five occupants, had been sacrificed. They clung perilously to the badly tattered net, which hung loosely over... more » the wrinkled balloon.
Herbert, dangling on the right side of the balloon, was waving his free arm and shouting something that could barely be heard above the roar of the store... "Land! Land!"« less