The Sandusky Register from Sandusky, Ohio on December 16, 1955 · Page 24
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The Sandusky Register from Sandusky, Ohio · Page 24

Sandusky, Ohio
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Friday, December 16, 1955
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tl THE SANDUSKY BEOISTER-STAR-WEW* Frlrtnv, I>»ffiBb»r 1«, 1*5,1 THE THREE WISHES A Christmas Story BY WALT SCOTT BY ROBERT CARSC TflK iTORYt Capt. J « r « d all, you bullies! Pull!" NaMi, a Mir hand al whaling, saiU DiP^o had headed aft in the boat Into HM Smith Atlantic with a mo(-;in the exchange of ends with Mr. I*y mm and brutal officers. OffCupp. The mate lunged past him th« Braitl coast they sight their forward to seize a lance. Diego nrat p *d •! whale. * * * XI anri Mr. Cupp were unafraid. But courage had gone out of the three men at the oar.s. They didn't stern THE »«U« drew full with only a all; their fright contrived to bring slight tremble at the loaches as thej'heir heads around to stare back bre«ze varied. Mr. Cupp led, Iiis and up at the whale, taurpatilin hat jammed on the baclt; The whale had fallen, a huge of his head, an unsmokod pipe up- Klistenlng gray force of imme- side-down in his mouth. "Ain t a diate destruction. The boat went .xmolter," he had explained. "But:wholly from sight. There was a the pipe kcep.s me from hoUorin'i flurrying casade of flung water, too much at Diego." anotlier. another, and then th« Diego stood stripped to the waist stern was apparent. The stern ia the bow. His harpoon ia.\' in alone. The whale had sounded, the crutch and was already bent gone many fathom.*; deep. Frag- onto the tub line. .Simpson, Posiments of planks, an oar, a hat and Simon Purdy, as was thoir|floated among the brit. The other duty, faced aft and watclied Mr,:whales had taken fright and Cupp. Sweat was on their faces.'sounded. The sea was empty ex- and by their postures N'aish couldicept for the two boats that rowed divine the tension that grippediin towards the wreckage, them. Th«y had nothing to do but! The boat wheft. the small flag sit and think of the approaching danger. Naish experienced a sensation of awe that rapidly changed to pride. He commanded this ship. used for signaling the ship, was raised and the signal meant death. • • * NAISU gazed down at the quarter deck. Mr. fiothwick looked up at those boats and men. Twenty-^jih eyes wide with shock, eight foot boats, half inch white|..Head down and pick them up," cedar on oak frames against j>ia,,5h called, whales that were nearly triple! whatever man was dead, he was that in length and must weigh irresponsible. He hadn 't .listened to upward of 60 Ions. An unequal, ^yir. Cupp. By example, by ex• practically suicidal struggle irjpjanation and gentle discipline he you failed to consider in detail the ^ad hoped to make sailors out of •kill, the courage of the attackers, j^he greenies who had acted so Mr. Cupp with a hand signal had, miserably. Mr. Cupp had wanted given the order to take in Ihciio toughen them with blows and •ail. It was furled, the mast un-ikidj,;, a rope end, a belaying pin, •tepped and sliipped aft. The oars and Mr. Cupp had warned Naish were cut, in the water, pulling, his method wouldn't work. Idcalis- Mr. Cupp peered at tlie whale. tJc, soft -hearted swab . . . Another 10 yards, another live, was down from the Abreast of the back hump, Diego and on the quarter deck when had the harpoon hefted. He cast.jjvip. Wil .son 's boat came along- The whale seemed to spring into,side. Mr. Cupp, blood over his tlie complete perpendicular with [singlet in a carmine ooze, was sup- the blow. Fins and the what might |porte4 -in -the stern sheetsr-flis rib have been two. at massive tail cage was smasihed, for he breath- flukes flashed. For the most three led with a terrible, stentorian ga.sp- •econds the whale was poLsed-ing. His legs were broken also, and «bove the boat. , ihe was lifted aboard in Tatem'i Naish muttered the words that and Larned's arms. He was con- he knew Mr. Cupp shouted. "Stj^rn scions; he could talk, and he was - - aware that he was about to die. i "Diego, I reckon, didn't have a chance," he said. His mournful but calm gaze was inflexible on Naish. "Got his leg caught in a bight of the line when them fellers batchied on us. Tell my woman for me it wasn't my fault." A tremor took the body convulsively and then he was dead. Tatem and Lamed had been .standing beside him. They moved away and went to the main pin rail and they were joined by Kitchen and Mr. Finnic. Frowning slightly, not speaking, they took the six-inch long oak pins from the rail and walked forward in a loose semicircular line. Simpson, Simon Purdy and Post had gone forward when they boarded, heads down and shoulders hunched. They rested by the focsle r«'"l.%L "r7riS *"•' ""1Coal-Oa$ Turbine * « • THEY beat .Turdy to his knees and unconscious. Simpson tried to jump over the side and Kilch-i en sei7ed him in the shrouds andj beai him with mechanical precision. Post simply crouched with Locomotive Seen Answer To Diesel WASHINGTON, Deo. 16 (UP)— The first coal-buniiug gas lur-1 bine locomotive, the coal industry's expected answer to the dies- his arms locked over his head and;pi" engine, will be under coiislruc- sobbed. He was kicked upright to be clubbed. Naish held his teeth tight to keep from calling out to stop it. "Fear for fear," he said. "My style sure didn't work." "I wa« wonderin',' Mr. Wilson said hoarsely, "about you. I got curious how batchy you'd end up bein' alongside of a whale. Ain't ever tried it. have yeh?" "Don't worry, mister," Naish said, strangely unangered. "The next time we raise one it'll be my particular pleasure." (Ttt Be Continned) Don't assume unknown risks you cannot afford. Only title insurance protects you against unknown and unrecorded title defects. Louisville Title Insurance Company 411 Western Security Bank BIdg:. 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