The regularity of the bottom and its conformity to the shores and the range of the neighboring hills were so perfect that a distant promontory betrayed itself in the soundings quite across the pond, and its direction could be determined by observing the opposite shore.
****** The rest of this story is a record of philosophic doubt and speculation and a gradual return to normality, his kind of normality--the artistic normality of which he was capable.
Yellowstone Park is perhaps the only region where one can see innumerable geysers shooting high into the air, performing year after year with clockwork regularity.
The standard of living is relatively high.
But next morningthey would get up at dawn, as usual, sweep out the rooms with abirch-broom, empty the slops, and clean up after lodgers.