It was afterwards taken in a strong net, carried alive to Alexandria, and presented to King Ptolemy II. The general form of a serpent. But that they are by no means confined to this locality is proved by recent instances, as well as by those already cited. Laurence Oliphant, in his 'China and Japan,' describes a Japanese show, which consisted of "a series of groups of figures carved in wood, the size of life, and as cleverly coloured as Madame Tussaud's wax-works. Bennett, of English Harbour, Newfoundland, were, length of body 10 feet; length of tentacle 42 feet; length of one of the ordinary arms 6 feet: By careful calculation of its girth, the breadth and circumference of the expanded sucker-bearing portion at its extremity, and the diameter of the suckers, Professor Verrill has computed its dimensions to have been as follows: Those kind of snakes only appear at certain times, and in calm weather.
Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained, Henry Lee
The series 6th of 10 American exceptionalism: Gray, who was always most kindly ready to place at the disposal of any sincere inquirer the vast store of knowledge laid up in his wonderful memory, told me that "there is not one in the British Museum which exceeds this size, or which would not go into a quart pot—body, arms and all. The series 6th of 10 American exceptionalism: It was afterwards taken in a strong net, carried alive to Alexandria, and presented to King Ptolemy II. Here, I suppose, I ought to indulge in the usual flippant sneer at Bishop Pontoppidan.
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Full Article with image: Instantaneously as pull of trigger brings down a bird, or touch of electric wire explodes a torpedo or a mining fuse, the pistons of the series of suckers are simultaneously drawn inward, the air is removed from the pneumatic holders, and a vacuum created in each: On the 28th of January, , a "sea-serpent" was seen from the s. All agreed that the animal had the appearance of a serpent, but estimated its length, variously, at from fifty to a hundred feet. From the sac-like body containing the various organs, protrudes a head, globose in shape, and containing a brain, and furnished with a pair of strong, horny mandibles, which bite vertically, like the beak of a parrot. Even the seemingly unwieldy body of a porpoise enters and passes through the water without a splash, and nothing can be more easy and graceful than the feathering action of the flippers of the awkward-looking turtle.
The men would naturally hasten home, and describe the dreadful incident—their imagination excited by its mysterious nature; the tale would spread through the district, losing nothing by repetition, and within a week the fabled Kraken would be the result. Its back or upper part, which seems to be in appearance about an English mile and a half in circumference some say more, but I chuse the least for greater certainty , looks at first like a number of small islands surrounded with something that floats and fluctuates like sea-weeds. If his son had not promptly torn the living plaister from off his face he must have been suffocated—a fate which actually befell some years previously a man who foolishly went diving alone. Velain's grounds for regarding it as being of a previously unknown species, but they are too technical for discussion here. A portion of this was secured, and is preserved in the Museum of Natural History, Paris. I relate what is affirmed by many; but I cannot give so certain assurances of this particular, as I can of the existence of this surprising creature; though I do not find anything in it absolutely contrary to Nature.