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Those who watch this exciting battle in the submarine picture may well know that here was an example of daring which has never been approached in the history of film production. “I wasn't so much afraid of the shark as I was of a miserable fish about a yard long and shaped like a pike, that they call a barracuda. Before I made my dive," said Williamson, “I made certain there were none of those devils present, and I scouted around underneath the barge to see if I could see any of them. When they are hungry their bodies are covered with stripes. The natives call them hunger stripes. Their lips curl back like a snarling dog's, over big strong teeth."

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A Thrilling Fight With A Blue Shark (continued)

A close view of a shark's head

Those who watch this exciting battle in the submarine picture may well know that here was an example of daring which has never been approached in the history of film production.

“I wasn't so much afraid of the shark as I was of a miserable fish about a yard long and shaped like a pike, that they call a barracuda. Before I made my dive," said Williamson, “I made certain there were none of those devils present, and I scouted around underneath the barge to see if I could see any of them. When they are hungry their bodies are covered with stripes. The natives call them hunger stripes. Their lips curl back like a snarling dog's, over big strong teeth."

This thrilling incident brings to a close the wonderful story of how the sea has given up its secrets, and has at last bowed to the restless genius of man.

THE END


Additional illustrations (which have not been included within the text):

Native diver tying an anchor rope at the bottom of the ocean
Native tying an anchor to the ocean bed

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Barracuda

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