People thronged wharves and cliffs near Santa
Cruz, Calif, to watch a titanic battle of the deep. The waves foamed
white as a great whale lunged, thrashed, leaped at its enemy. At last
the whale, with a final spout of disgust, swam wearily away. As it went
its unscathed opponent, a bobbing iron whistling buoy, moaned mournful
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