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the figures were those of men all much the same in size.

We must be careful not to assume that about the stars. They may vary as much as dolls or puppets in actual size; indeed we have found by experience

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Fig. 87.

that they do, and here is one of the pieces of experience. Sir David Gill, now, I grieve to say, lying very ill with pneumonia,[1] picked out a number of stars of about the same brightness and actually measured their distance away by the method of

  1. Sir David Gill died on January 24, 1914.