, as you like, you find when you're in them they wet your whiskers, or take out your curls, and when you're out of them, they don't; and therefore you may with probability assume--not with certainty, observe, but with probability--that there's more water in the air where it damps your curls than where it doesn't. If it gets much denser than that, it will begin to rain; and then you may assert, certainly with safety, that there is a shower in one place, and not in another; and not allow the scientific people to tell you that the rain is everywhere, but palpable in Tooley Street, and impalpable in Grosvenor Square.
That, I say, is broadly and comfortably so on the whole,--and yet with this kind of qualification and farther condition in the matter. If you watch the steam coming strongly out of an engine-funnel,--at the top of the funnel it is transparent,--you can't see it, though it is more densely and intensely there than anywhere else. Six inches out of the funnel it becomes snow-white,--you see it,