He is as decent a chap as it has ever been my privilege to know, and as much to be avoided on certain occasions as a fer-de-lance.
He not only faces the fer-de-lance, who is often as big as he, but kills and eats him.
It may be the shortest route, indeed;—but then, the fer-de-lance!
But the fer-de-lance, whose nearest home is in Guiana, is not likely to have come on board ship.
There ees a man who ees to be keeled dead, and you let heem go—that ees more foolish as to let the fer-de-lance free.
I had set the signal for the fer-de-lance to land in force and wipe Buckhurst and his grotesque crew from the face of the earth.
Per Labat had believed it possible to exterminate the fer-de-lance, and had adopted extraordinary measures for its destruction.
And of all bird-killing reptiles the fer-de-lance is the most destructive.
The fer-de-lance is a great destroyer of rats, this rodent forming its principal source of food.