- The local government had claimed special dispensation to harpoon two rare greenlandic whales .
- Now the bad time is coming and I do not even have the harpoon .
- Four centuries ago locals made breakthroughs in harpoon technology and the use of nets to slow down migrating whales .
- On each calm placid turn the fish made he was gaining line and he was sure that in two turns more he would have a chance to get the harpoon in .
- The shaft of the harpoon was projecting at an angle from the fish 's shoulder and the sea was discoloring with the red of the blood from his heart .