EXTRACTS 51 : 'In the free element beneath me swam, / Floundered and dived, in play, in chace, in battle, / Fishes of every color, form, and kind; / Which language cannot paint, and mariner / Had never seen; from dread Leviathan / To insect millions peopling every wave: / Gather'd in shoals immense, like floating islands, / Led by mysterious instincts through that waste / And trackless region, though on every side / Assaulted by voracious enemies, / Whales, sharks, and monsters, arm'd in front or jaw. / With swords, saws, spiral horns, or hooked fangs.' MONTGOMERY'S WORLD BEFORE THE FLOOD.