Well," said the shark
, "we know these pirates to be a bad lot--especially Ben Ali.
As I was saying," he went on, as though nothing unwonted had happened, "the shark
was not in the reckoning.
Not for the world would I venture where a shark
might be,' she said, and shuddered again.
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.
I swam doggedly on, hoping that that was the last unattached shark
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.
As for the white shark
, the white gliding ghostliness of repose in that creature, when beheld in his ordinary moods, strangely tallies with the same quality in the Polar quadruped.
it was, and not crocodile, and not so timidly would it have sheered clear but for the fact that it was fairly full with a recent feed of a huge sea turtle too feeble with age to escape.
But the sharks
did not fail to help them at their funeral work.
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.
And then he found that there were sharks