"But even then
we still have the harpoon in him with the float attached. We can tell when he's
where you galley slaves come in. Have you seen the whale gun?"
We climbed out of
the cut where the boat was and walked over to the hunters' lean-to. Beside the
lean-to, propped on a wooden tool box, was a solid brass gun with the sharp
point of a shell sticking out. It looked like a small bazooka.
up," Abe said.
It weighed 30 or
"What's in the
ounces of black powder. Sometimes it will knock you over if it isn't loaded
just right. They cost $800 new. The shells cost $46. That gun is an antique. It
belonged to Joe's father."