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So am I," declared Tom, as he bought out his electrical rifle, and started to place it jointly, for he desired to exhibit Mr. Anderson the way it labored. that they had a delightful and uneventful voyage for 2 weeks. the elements was once reliable, and, to inform the reality, it used to be really monotonous for Torn and the others, who have been desirous to get into job back. Then got here a typhoon, which, whereas it was once now not harmful, but gave them lots to imagine and speak about for 3 days. Then got here extra calm climate, whilst the Soudalar plowed alongside over lightly heaving billows. They have been a couple of week from their port of vacation spot, which vas Majumba, at the African coast, while, one afternoon, as Tom and the others have been of their cabin, they heard a chain of shouts on deck, and the sound of many ft operating backward and forward. "Something has occurred! " exclaimed the younger inventor. Tom raced for the companionway, and was once quickly on deck, through Mr. Durban and the others. They observed a crowd of sailors and passengers leaning over the port rail. "What's the problem? " requested Tom, of the second one mate, who used to be simply passing. "Fight among a killer and a whale," used to be the answer. "The captain has ordered the send to lay-to so it may be watched. " Tom made his technique to the rail. a few area of a mile away there might be saw a very good commotion within the ocean. nice our bodies threshing approximately, beating the water to foam, and, with the froth might be noticeable shiny blood mingled. sometimes jets of water, as from a few small fountain, could shoot upward. "He's blowing difficult! " exclaimed one of many sailors. "I bet he is approximately performed for! " "Which one? " requested Tom. "The whale," used to be the answer. "The killer has the simplest of the massive fellow," and the sailor quick defined how the smaller killer fish, by means of the peculiarity of its assault, and its nice ferocity, usually bested its higher antagonist. The conflict was once now at its peak, and Tom and the others have been spectators. from time to time neither of the large creatures might be visible, as a result smother of froth within which they rolled and threshed approximately. The whale endeavored to sound, or visit the ground, however the killer caught to him relentlessly. by surprise, even though, as Tom regarded, the whale, by means of a stroke of his extensive tail, momentarily surprised his antagonist. immediately figuring out that he was once unfastened the good creature, which was once approximately 90 ft lengthy, darted away, swimming at the floor of the water, for he had to get the entire air attainable. speedy buying momentum, the whale got here on like a locomotive, spouting at durations, the vapor from the blowholes having a look no longer in contrast to steam from a few submarine boat. "He seems to be heading this way," remarked Mr. Durban to Tom. "He is," agreed the younger inventor, "but i suppose he will dive earlier than he will get right here. He simply desires to break out from the killer. glance, the opposite one is swimming this manner, too! " "Bless my harpoon, yet he yes is! " referred to as Mr. Damon. "They'll renew the struggle close to the following. " yet he used to be flawed, for the killer, after coming a bit distance after the whale, without warning became, hesitated for a second, after which disappeared within the depths of the sea.