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166 hook and before a few minutes had elapsed a [[red underline]] shark was already tugging at it. [[/red underline]] This rather interrupted my dinner. Then all hands pulled at the line and the [[red underline]] shark [[/red underline]] was kept near the boat, while I emptied the chamber of a 45 army revolver on his head, but this seemed to do him little harm until the last shot hit him in the brain. The big beast was then hoisted along the gun [[strikethrough]] whale [[/strikethrough]] wale - and left there till next morning My "savage" slept on the cot in the cockpit. Before going to sleep he told how he is trying to get [[red underline]] his naturalization papers [[/red underline]] because he [[end page]] [[start page]] 167 much wants to become a citizen of the U.S. which he loves so much "because it is such a beautiful country with [[red underline]] such nice shallow water". [[/red underline]] The shallow water [[strikethrough]] paper [[/strikethrough]] part impresses him specially because in the Island of Andros whence he hails as all Islands of the Bahamas, the water goes plumb deep only a few feet from shore and by open waters with only a few feet depth are unknown there. Also the immensity of Florida as compared to the Bahamas seem to appeal much to him. He vaguely inquired from [[red underline]] Albert about the North [[/red underline]] and New York City. Albert explained to him the subways and houses in New-
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