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These good sharks here have just offered to eat you up for me--and 'twould indeed be a good thing if the seas were rid of you.
Of course, it is only among the ground sharks and fish sharks that they venture.
During the day a formidable troop of sharks accompanied us, terrible creatures, which multiply in these seas and make them very dangerous.
slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale.
He knew that just as readily as the other would he dive among ground-sharks to save a life, but in that fact he could find no sanction for the foolhardy act of diving among sharks for the half of a fish.
The first statement of each man--ever an ancient one in homeward- bound forecastles--was: "No boarding-house sharks in mine." Next, in parentheses, was regret at having spent so much money in Yokohama.
And then he found that there were sharks and sharks.
Also, we made it a rule to take an additional several each time they hove the dead over to the sharks that swarmed about us.
It was an even toss whether the shark or we would get him, and it was a matter of moments.
And tell the Deep-Sea Viceroys the story of our woe; Ere, empty as the shark's egg the tempest flings ashore, The Beaches of Lukannon shall know their sons no more!
"By this time, he must have been swallowed by the Terrible Shark, which, for the last few days, has been bringing terror to these waters."
It was the old trick to escape a shark. And she worked it on me, rolling the water so that I could not see her.