So the shark went off and chased Ben Ali over to the Doctor.
"What must I do?" asked the pirate, looking down sideways at the big shark who was smelling his leg under the water.
Then the Doctor turned to the big shark, and waving his hand he said,
For his task he elected a vengeance on the shark
. A heavy swivel-hook, baited with fat salt-pork, was dropped overside; and by the time I had compressed the severed veins and arteries, the sailors were singing and heaving in the offending monster.
Don't tell me it is necessary for a shark to turn on its back.
Of course, it is only among the ground sharks and fish sharks that they venture.
The shark, finding that it was receiving no hurt, had become bolder.
He dropped in behind me, where the shark was preparing to come at me.
This said, he took the path at so swift a gait that he seemed to fly, and at every small sound he heard, he turned in fear to see whether the Terrible Shark
, five stories high and with a train in his mouth, was following him.
"Not ten feet to the right, probing a coral fissure with her squid stick, was the Princess, and the tiger shark was heading directly for her.
"Knowing fully the peril of my act, I thrust the blunt-sharp end of my squid-stick into the side of the shark, much as one would attract a passing acquaintance with a thumb-nudge in the ribs.
He did not know, and he was never to know, that one, known to men as Harley Kennan, but known as "Husband-Man" by the woman he called "Wife-Woman," who owned the three-topmast schooner yacht Ariel, had saved his life by sending a thirty-thirty Marlin bullet through the base of a shark
He had his choice, based on bitter experience, between three days' debauch among the sharks and harpies of the Barbary Coast and a whole winter of wholesome enjoyment and sociability, and there wasn't any doubt of the way he was going to choose.
About us, like buzzards, clustered the sharks and harpies.
But the sharks
of various orders and degrees, he concluded, were on the surface.