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Examples of Proportion
The ends of them were hanging over the boundary line everywhere like a fringe.
When they adjourned it was estimated that every citizen owned about three franchises, and it was believed that unless Congress gave the Territory another degree of longitude there would not be room enough to accommodate the toll-roads.
I little knew, then, that the custom was to hunt out the richest piece of rock and get it assayed!
Very often, that piece, the size of a filbert, was the only fragment in a ton that had a particle of metal in it-and yet the assay made it pretend to represent the average value of the ton of rubbish it came from!
The typical Russian, as portrayed by Turgenev, says much, and does little; Solomin lives a life of cheerful, reticent activity.
Amid all the vain babble of the other characters, Solomin stands out salient, the man who will eventually save Russia without knowing it.