Status: 'beyond the sea, beyond the sea, my heart is gone, far, far from me;and ever on its track will flee my thoughts, my dreams, beyond the sea.' (1 day ago)

seasofme

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the ship was ancient and the wood bits were falling off in places, in large chunks. the sails were tattered and i could see them sway in the water. we must have been very deep, for i could not see the surface of the ocean even above the mast of the ship. this was a manila galleon of at least two thousand tons. or maybe a chinese treasure ship. it was enormous and had three decks. i knew from other ships i had seen over hundreds of years that this was a war ship that eventually served as a cargo ship. and i knew what it carried. i could see evidence of its cargo all over the surrounding ocean floor. no amount of time or saltwater or ocean current could diminish the dull underwater glint of gold. the coins were as large as medals and they littered the sand for as far as the eye could see. i swam up to a crack in the hull and wiggled through. it was very narrow and i nearly nicked my caudal on a large and sharp splinter, but lifted it just in time to avoid damage. inside it was dark, but the electric eels darting in and out of chests and boxes, lit up the spaces in here. they were undoubtedly drawn by the yellow of the gold. eels cannot resist yellow. this is why they jump out of the ocean water, trying to reach the sun. (they can actually walk on the tips of their tails!) i saw a chest of glass with a myriad small glass trays each about the size of a jewk.  i slowly took one little tray out and counted sixty-two diamonds with my eye. the one next to it, had fifty-six stones and more than that, these were black ones. i recognized them at once for they gave off the smell of patchouli and civet. it was unmistakable and heady, even underwater. i saw at least one thousand nine hundred and fifty of these chests. i looked up and noticed an unbelievable sight…how did it get to be here? how did it even survive? what would the octopi think? i would have to hurry, i realized and i moved as fast as i could to the darkest corner, summoning the eels to de-light and move with me so

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i love this title so much.
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ons verdien almal 'n vars begin en 'n hart wat beskerm word. :)
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@sloanranger, see below...
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