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"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.
'I wouldn't throw a sick cat overside with a shark around.'
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 obeyed, swimming slowly on, while Otoo swam about me, keeping always between me and the shark, foiling his rushes and encouraging me.
"Is this Shark very big?" asked Pinocchio, who was beginning to tremble with fright.
Fully a dozen feet in length, with the unmistakable phosphorescent cat's eye gleaming like a drowning star, I knew it for what it was, a tiger shark.
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.
Shark 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.
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.