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Following the Equator, Illustrated, V2

By Twain, Mark

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Title: Following the Equator, Illustrated, V2  
Author: Twain, Mark
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Excerpt: That note recalls an experience. The passengers were sent for, to come up in the bow and see a fine sight. It was very dark. One could not follow with the eye the surface of the sea more than fifty yards in any direction it dimmed away and became lost to sight at about that distance from us. But if you patiently gazed into the darkness a little while, there was a sure reward for you. Presently, a quarter of a mile away you would see a blinding splash or explosion of light on the water a flash so sudden and so astonishingly brilliant that it would make you catch your breath; then that blotch of light would instantly extend itself and take the corkscrew shape and imposing length of the fabled sea?serpent, with every curve of its body and the ?break? spreading away from its head, and the wake following behind its tail clothed in a fierce splendor of living fire. And my, but it was coming at a lightning gait! Almost before you could think, this monster of light, fifty feet long, would go flaming and storming by, and suddenly disappear. And out in the distance whence he came you would see another flash; and another and another and another, and see them turn into sea?serpents on the instant; and once sixteen flashed up at the same time and came tearing towards us, a swarm of wiggling curves, a moving conflagration, a vision of bewildering beauty, a spectacle of fire and energy whose equal the most of those people will not see again until after they are dead.

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Table of Contents: Following the Equator, Illustrated, v2, 1 -- Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), 1 -- CONTENTS OF Volume 2, 10 -- Chapter IX, 10 -- Chapter X, 10 -- Chapter XI, 10 -- Chapter XII, 10 -- Chapter XIII, 11 -- Chapter XIV, 11 -- Chapter XV, 11 -- Chapter XVI, 11 -- Chapter XVII, 11 -- Chapter XVIII, 11 -- Chapter XIX, 12 -- Chapter IX, 12 -- Chapter X, 18 -- Chapter XI, 20 -- Chapter XII, 25 -- Chapter XIII, 29 -- Chapter XIV, 38 -- Chapter XV, 42 -- Chapter XVI, 44 -- Chapter XVII, 49 -- Chapter XVIII, 54 -- Chapter XIX, 62


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