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As it was, the murder of the white men, of any white man, would bring a man-of-war that would kill the offenders and chop down the precious cocoanut trees.
It recalled to my mind tales that I had read of the good old days when naval vessels were built to fight, when ships of peace had been man-of-war, and guns had flashed in other than futile target practice, and decks had run red with blood.
Will Atkins, for his own particular, added that if any man would take him away, and offer to carry him home to England, and make him captain of the best man-of-war in the navy, he would not go with him if he might not carry his wife and children with him; and if there was a clergyman in the ship, he would be married to her now with all his heart.
Winkle, thus instructed, climbed into his saddle, with about as much difficulty as he would have experienced in getting up the side of a first-rate man-of-war.
Jellyfish and Portuguese man-of-war often leave raised blisters that are in the shape of their own tentacles.
The body of a Portuguese man-of-war is made up of a gas-filled sack, which floats on the surface, with stinging tentacles that float up to 50m below.
Another Nyad Twitter post read: "The medical team said I should not go another two nights in the water and risk additional likely Man-of-War stings which could have a long term cumulative effect on my body.
Often mistaken for jellyfish, a Portuguese man-of-war is an invertebrate whose tentacles can reach up to 30 feet in length.
The Portuguese man-of-war is not in fact a jellyfish, but a floating colony of closelyrelated animals called hydrozoans, normally found at the surface of the open ocean.
Anyone who thinks they have found a Portuguese Man-Of-War should avoid contact and telephone Steve Moon on 01656 643170.
Depending on what has stung you, you could have the following symptoms too: Jellyfish and Portuguese man-of-war often leave raised blisters that are in the shape of their own tentacles.
Off in the distance is the Asia, a 64-gun British man-of-war, ready at a moment's notice to fire upon New York City.