The next thing he’ll buy me will be a diving suit.”
In another, the ground was cumbered with rusty iron monsters of steam-boilers, wheels, cranks, pipes, furnaces, paddles, anchors, diving-bells, windmill-sails, and I know not what strange objects, accumulated by some speculator, and grovelling in the dust, underneath which—having sunk into the soil of their own weight in wet weather—they had the appearance of vainly trying to hide themselves.
It’s carrying our diving equipment, and we’ll suit up just before we begin our underwater exploring.”
Hence we can understand, bearing in mind that each organic being is trying to live wherever it can live, how it has arisen that there are upland geese with webbed feet, ground woodpeckers, diving thrushes, and petrels with the habits of auks.
It’s sheltered from the strongest winds, and the sea is never very turbulent here, highly favorable conditions for diving work.
First, she lost in the mining way, and then she lost in the diving way—fishing up treasure, or some such Tom Tiddler nonsense,’ explained my aunt, rubbing her nose; ‘and then she lost in the mining way again, and, last of all, to set the thing entirely to rights, she lost in the banking way.
Only one paper - a tabloid always discounted because of its wild policy - mentioned the deep diving submarine that discharged torpedoes downward in the marine abyss just beyond Devil Reef.
Hanging from its walls, a dozen diving outfits were waiting for anybody who wanted to take a stroll.
The diving light retired upwards, to render the eyes of Dante more capable of enduring the spectacle which now presented itself.
The stranger stood looking more like an angry diving-helmet than ever.
And finding that Thou madest them, they give not themselves upto Thee, to preserve what Thou madest, nor sacrifice to Thee what theyhave made themselves; nor slay their own soaring imaginations, asfowls of the air, nor their own diving curiosities (wherewith, likethe fishes of the seal they wander over the unknown paths of theabyss), nor their own luxuriousness, as beasts of the field, thatThou, Lord, a consuming fire, mayest burn up those dead cares oftheirs, and re-create themselves immortally.
An obelisk marks the spot where two men have already been drowned, while bathing there; and the steps of the obelisk are generally used as a diving-board by young men now who wish to see if the place really is dangerous.
It is also said that he constructed a machine for the purpose of exploring the bottom of the sea similar to what is now known as the Diving Bell.