Sunday, December 14, 2014

IN THE STOMACH OF A SPERM WHALE


Painter Pieter Lastman - "Jonah". 1621
Painter Pieter Lastman - "Jonah". 1621
Leo Skryagin. Ion XIX century.
February 1891 ... English whaler "Star of the East" is fishing on sperm whales near the Falkland Islands. With the "crow's nest" on fokmachte a cry sailor observer: "The Fountain!" On the water quickly down two whaleboat. They rush in pursuit of the sea giant. Harpooner one of them fails the first time to plunge his weapon into the side of the sperm whale. But only wounded whale. He quickly goes to a depth, pulling tens of meters harpoon line. After a moment he pops up in its death throes crushing blow whaleboat throws into the air. Whalers have to escape by swimming. Sperm whale beats blindly, grabbing the lower jaw fragments whaleboat, whisking bloody foam ...
coming up in the care of the second whale whaleboat finishes and two hours later it moors alongside the "Star of the East".
Of the eight-man team first whaleboat lacks two-they drowned during a fight with whale ...
rest of the day and the night goes on butchering whales are firmly secured with chains at the side of the vessel. On the morning of the stomach of a sperm whale lift hoist to the deck of the ship. Huge maw of the split whale rhythmically moves.This does not surprise experienced whalers: they do not just have to be removed from the stomachs of sperm whales squid, cuttlefish and even three-meter shark. Several blows fletchernogo knife - and stomach whale opened. Inside it is covered with mucus, crouched, as if in a fit of violent convulsions, whaler "Eastern Star" James Bartley, is listed on the eve of the ship's log as died during the hunt yesterday ... He's alive, though barely beating heart - he was in a dead faint.
Not believing his eyes, astonished to limit frozen whalers. The ship's doctor tells Bartley put on the deck and water it with sea water. A few minutes later a sailor opens his eyes and wakes up. He did not know, convulses, mumbles something incoherent. "gone mad" - unanimously decide whalers and transferred to Bartley in the captain's cabin on the bed. Within two weeks, the team surrounds the poor man Bartley affection and care. By the end of the third week of sanity returns to Bartley, he fully recovers from the mental turmoil that moved. Physically, he almost did not hurt, and soon returned to his duties on board. The only thing that changed his appearance, is the unnaturally pale color of the skin on the face, neck and hands. These parts of the body seemed bloodless, wrinkled skin on them. Finally the day came when Bartley tells his team about their experiences. Captain "stars can the East" and his first navigator recorded testimony whaler.He clearly remembers how he was thrown from the whaleboat. Until now, he could hear the deafening sound - kick tail of a sperm whale on the water. Bartley did not see the open mouth of the whale, he was immediately surrounded by total darkness. He felt glides somewhere on the mucous tube feet first. Wall pipe clenched convulsively. This feeling did not last long. Soon he felt that he was freer, that he no longer feels the convulsive contractions of the pipe, Bartley was trying to find a way out of this living bag, but it was not: his hands were met with viscous mucus-covered hot elastic wall. Breathing was possible, however, impacted stinking hot atmosphere surrounding it. Bartley felt weakness and malaise. In absolute silence he heard the blows of his heart. It all happened so suddenly that he did not realize that ou, a living person, and swallowed sperm whale is in its womb. His was terrified that he can not be compared to anything. From fear he lost consciousness and remembers only the next moment he is in the captain's cabin of his whaler. That's all I could tell sailor whaler James Bartley.When the "Star of the East", completing the voyage, returned to England, Bartley had to repeat his story to reporters. British newspapers ran a special edition with these headlines: "The sensation of the century! The man swallowed by a whale, is live! One chance in a million. An incredible case of a man who stayed in the belly of a sperm whale sixteen hours! "About the health culprit sensational hype newspaper wrote:" Bartley in a good mood and enjoying life as the happiest man on earth. " Later, this case has been used by many authors tabloid. What has not been reported hacks his readers, distorting and misrepresenting the story Bartley! Character is compared with the biblical Jonah, who spent in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Wrote that he soon became blind, then became a shoemaker in his hometown of Gloucester, and even that on his tombstone carved inscription: "James Bartley-modern Jonah." In fact, no one really knew nothing about the fate of Bartley after the return of "Stars East. " We only know that he was immediately taken to London for treatment of the skin. However, doctors with their then still imperfect methods of treatment of skin diseases could not help Bartley. Frequent examinations, inquiries from physicians and journalists soon led to the fact that Bartley had disappeared. There were rumors that he did not wish to part with the sea, was hired to serve in a small boat. But the hype raised in 1891 newspapermen who made ​​every effort to convince the reader of the truth of the incident, the mass of distortion, the details of the fourth word, and finally, the disappearance of the victim-all this has led to the fact that at the end of the last century in the English Jonah, few people believed. Over time, the story was forgotten. The first detailed description of the incident with the British whaler James Bartley was published in the book "Whaling, its risks and benefits," published in small editions in England at the end of the last century. No less detail wrote about it in 1914, French Professor M. de Parvil Parisian journal "Journal de Deb." Considerable space devoted to this case English mechanical engineer Sir Francis Fox in his book "BZ year engineering", published in London in 1924. In 1958 he had already forgotten the description of this incident raised on their pages rypromyshlenny Canadian magazine "Kenedian Fishermen." In 1959, about the same reported in the magazine "Around the World" and in 1965 - in the "Technology - Youth".In 1960 - 1961 years of English monthly "Notikl Magazine" and the American magazine "Skipper" and "C Frontiers" again told readers about the "modern Jonah." All of the above sources believe the story plausible and quite likely. Leo Skryagin. Last SOS «Volturno." Ed. Thought. 1989.







February 1891 ... English whaler "Star of the East" is fishing on sperm whales near the Falkland Islands. With the "crow's nest" on fokmachte a cry sailor observer: "The Fountain!" On the water quickly down two whaleboat. They rush in pursuit of the sea giant. Harpooner one of them fails the first time to plunge his weapon into the side of the sperm whale. But only wounded whale.
 
He quickly goes to a depth, pulling tens of meters harpoon line. After a moment he pops up in its death throes crushing blow whaleboat throws into the air. Whalers have to escape by swimming. Sperm whale beats blindly, grabbing the lower jaw fragments whaleboat, whisking bloody foam ...
coming up in the care of the second whale whaleboat finishes and two hours later it moors alongside the "Star of the East".
Of the eight-man team first whaleboat lacks two-they drowned during a fight with whale ...
rest of the day and the night goes on butchering whales are firmly secured with chains at the side of the vessel. On the morning of the stomach of a sperm whale lift hoist to the deck of the ship. Huge maw of the split whale rhythmically moves.This does not surprise experienced whalers: they do not just have to be removed from the stomachs of sperm whales squid, cuttlefish and even three-meter shark. Several blows fletchernogo knife - and stomach whale opened. Inside it is covered with mucus, crouched, as if in a fit of violent convulsions, whaler "Eastern Star" James Bartley, is listed on the eve of the ship's log as died during the hunt yesterday ... He's alive, though barely beating heart - he was in a dead faint.
Not believing his eyes, astonished to limit frozen whalers. The ship's doctor tells Bartley put on the deck and water it with sea water. A few minutes later a sailor opens his eyes and wakes up. He did not know, convulses, mumbles something incoherent.
"Went crazy" - unanimously decide whalers and transferred to Bartley in the captain's cabin on the bed. Within two weeks, the team surrounds the poor man Bartley affection and care. By the end of the third week of sanity returns to Bartley, he fully recovers from the mental turmoil that moved. Physically, he almost did not hurt, and soon returned to his duties on board. The only thing that changed his appearance, is the unnaturally pale color of the skin on the face, neck and hands.These parts of the body seemed bloodless, wrinkled skin on them. Finally the day came when Bartley tells his team about their experiences. Captain "stars can the East" and his first navigator recorded testimony whaler.
He clearly remembers how he was thrown from the whaleboat. Until now, he could hear the deafening sound - kick tail of a sperm whale on the water. Bartley did not see the open mouth of the whale, he was immediately surrounded by total darkness. He felt glides somewhere on the mucous tube feet first. Wall pipe clenched convulsively. This feeling did not last long. Soon he felt that he was freer, that he no longer feels the convulsive contractions of the pipe, Bartley was trying to find a way out of this living bag, but it was not: his hands were met with viscous mucus-covered hot elastic wall. Breathing was possible, however, impacted stinking hot atmosphere surrounding it. Bartley felt weakness and malaise. In absolute silence he heard the blows of his heart. It all happened so suddenly that he did not realize that ou, a living person, and swallowed sperm whale is in its womb. His was terrified that he can not be compared to anything. From fear he lost consciousness and remembers only the next moment he is in the captain's cabin of his whaler. That's all I could tell sailor whaler James Bartley.
When the "Star of the East", completing the voyage, returned to England, Bartley had to repeat his story to reporters. British newspapers ran a special edition with these headlines: "The sensation of the century! The man swallowed by a whale, is live! One chance in a million. An incredible case of a man who stayed in the belly of a sperm whale sixteen hours! "About the health culprit sensational hype newspaper wrote:" Bartley in a good mood and enjoying life as the happiest man on earth. " Later, this case has been used by many authors tabloid. What has not been reported hacks his readers, distorting and misrepresenting the story Bartley! Character is compared with the biblical Jonah, who spent in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Wrote that he soon became blind, then became a shoemaker in his hometown of Gloucester, and even that on his tombstone carved inscription: "James Bartley-modern Jonah." In fact, no one really knew nothing about the fate of Bartley after the return of "Stars East. " We only know that he was immediately taken to London for treatment of the skin. However, doctors with their then still imperfect methods of treatment of skin diseases could not help Bartley. Frequent examinations, inquiries from physicians and journalists soon led to the fact that Bartley had disappeared. There were rumors that he did not wish to part with the sea, was hired to serve in a small boat. But the hype raised in 1891 newspapermen who made ​​every effort to convince the reader of the truth of the incident, the mass of distortion, the details of the fourth word, and finally, the disappearance of the victim-all this has led to the fact that at the end of the last century in the English Jonah, few people believed. Over time, the story was forgotten. The first detailed description of the incident with the British whaler James Bartley was published in the book "Whaling, its risks and benefits," published in small editions in England at the end of the last century. No less detail wrote about it in 1914, French Professor M. de Parvil Parisian journal "Journal de Deb." Considerable space devoted to this case English mechanical engineer Sir Francis Fox in his book "BZ year engineering", published in London in 1924. In 1958 he had already forgotten the description of this incident raised on their pages rypromyshlenny Canadian magazine "Kenedian Fishermen." In 1959, about the same reported in the magazine "Around the World" and in 1965 - in the "Technology - Youth".In 1960 - 1961 years of English monthly "Notikl Magazine" and the American magazine "Skipper" and "C Frontiers" again told readers about the "modern Jonah." All of the above sources believe the story plausible and quite likely. Leo Skryagin. Last SOS «Volturno." Ed. Thought. 1989.

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