. Earth, sea and sky, or, Marvels of the universe [microform] : being a full and graphic description of all that is wonderful in every continent of the globe, in the world of waters and the starry heavens : containing thrilling adventures on land and sea ... : embracing the striking physical features of the earth ... including a vivid description of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans ... : together with the amazing phenomena of the solar and starry systems : the whole comprising a vast treasury of all that is marvelous and wonderful in the earth, sea, air, and skies. Science; Natural hist

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. Earth, sea and sky, or, Marvels of the universe [microform] : being a full and graphic description of all that is wonderful in every continent of the globe, in the world of waters and the starry heavens : containing thrilling adventures on land and sea ... : embracing the striking physical features of the earth ... including a vivid description of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans ... : together with the amazing phenomena of the solar and starry systems : the whole comprising a vast treasury of all that is marvelous and wonderful in the earth, sea, air, and skies. Science; Natural history; Astronomy; Earth; Ethnology; Sciences; Sciences naturelles; Astonomie; Terre; Ethnologie. ceivcd a shot mitcd a great cr, which dif- at the sailors glided along the extremity lul it aboard, of the water, its flesh, and mimal. TiVlh sea, and dis- have just been :sted by them, , the subject of poetry. It is n by the com- ived upon the a foul, coUos- ngest serpent, ontent himself after the flesh y of the tem- the unhappy the ma<ts and ')\\n under the s of escape is by no means heads of the 2 recital of the aspired ignor- ikc that of the and Valerius in the shallow- grown to such r, at all eyents, "rench author, ssagc in Pliny MONSTERS OF THE GREAT DEEP. 605 referring to this marine serpent, and does not hesitate to furnish the most circumstantial details n;specting it. According to him, though of cnllossal dimensions, it was gifted with extraordinary agility. It flung itself on barks and small ships, capsi/.ed and dashed them in fragments by striking them with its huge tail, and afterwards swallowed all their crews. Belleforest adds, with admirable simplicity, that if the ship was too large for the creature to crush it, it drew, or rather propelled it to- wards the shore, in whatever direction the wind blew; then waited pa- licntl)' until the seamen, compelled by hunger or in the hope of escape, ventured upon deck or attempted to gain the shore. That was the mo- ment

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