It was all caviar, cigars, horse racing and coconut drinks for the inhabitants of Mysterious Island.
Out on a simple research dive, one soon felt the squeezing grip of a Giant Octopus transforming this deep sea diver into a fathom’s deep doggie toy.
“For believe me! — the secret of realizing the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships out into uncharted seas! Live in conflict with your equals and with yourselves! Be robbers and ravagers as long as you cannot be rulers and owners, you men of knowledge!”