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Putnam, David Binney / David goes voyaging
(1925)

Molten lava,   pp. [123]-129 ff.


Page 128

DAVID GOES VOYAGING 
openhot red streams spilling out int& the sea. 
Once or twice it would break out in bigger 
flows or whole big chunks would fall off inio 
the water, and then it would shoot out and 
throw boiling lava into the air, way up, like 
blasting or skyrockets. 
  Through the glasses we could see several 
birds which had flown too near and their bodies 
were floating along in the water. Once we 
saw a poor sea lion throw himself straight up 
into the air five times and then flop down dead 
right near the terrible stream. A great big 
octopus floated by, just about dead. And we 
watched a whole wave so full of fish it looked 
black, swimming as fast as they possibly could 
straight out to the cold water. Once too, we 
saw a shark in a kind of daze, swimming along, 
and probably not knowing why the water was 
so suddenly growing hotter and hotter. 
  Shorty took some fine pictures of the whole 
thing, the smoke spurting up in the air, the 
pieces of rock crunching off and exploding 
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