By William Beebe
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During another 'tween dive and warming we shot a pelican and found sixty-five of the small herrings Twice I in maw, its all saw a pursuing collide, the one rising, fresh and uninjured. and a pelican yellow-tail the other diving, both keen to reach the heart of one of the livmg waves of fish. Before I submerged in earnest, a new phase of There floated slowly live nursery presented itself. past an immense jellyfish, quadrangular, varnished with pale blue, with a wide purple fringe around the body as a whole was captured and inverted in a large water bucket which it overflowed.
Russell, and Mrs. Russell. Here is the epitome of culture, of social grace, and the never ceasing consciousness of terrific — responsibility in governing this great island, tempering the fires of human volcanoes with justice, good humor, and Contrast demands that I ask you to restraint. picture my contentment and happiness in working in a paradise of a guest annex, with mangoes, cocoa7 BENEATH TROPIC SEAS and bread-fruit within reach from nuts, oranges, the verandah, with a lofty range of cloud-flecked mountains rising just at the back, and the great emerald and cobalt Gulf of Gonave before me; with books and swimming pools at hand, and all mind and body.
A great blue enameled fish glides past, then suddenly stands straight upon his head and mumbles something; a skein of fairy lace drifts against your helmet; to your friends in the boat it is merely a school of jelly-fish. Only a moment has passed since you left the A gentle world overhead, or was it many hours tug comes along the hose and you resent this reminder of an existence which you had almost forgotten. But you rise and half walk, half float swaying ladder, and regretfully mount it. '^ 5 BENEATH TROPIC SEAS You find that you have been down forty minutes and another impatient adventurer is waiting to take your place.
Beneath Tropic Seas - A Record of Diving Among the Coral Reefs of Haiti by William Beebe