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  • A hoarse shout of disgust greeted the descent of the grapnel-rope and the swift leap of the balloon, and something — he fancied afterwards it was a turnip — whizzed by his head.

    The War in the Air

  • He leapt up on the seat, and, at imminent risk of falling headlong, released the grapnel-rope from the toggle that held it, sprang on to the trail rope and disengaged that also.

    The War in the Air

  • A hoarse shout of disgust greeted the descent of the grapnel-rope and the swift leap of the balloon, and something -- he fancied afterwards it was a turnip -- whizzed by his head.

    The War in the Air

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