“At about seven o’clock we found ourselves at last surveying the oyster-banks on which the pearl-oysters are reproduced by millions.
“Captain Nemo pointed with his hand to the enormous heaps of oysters; and I could well understand that this mine was inexhaustible, for Nature’s creative power is far beyond man’s instinct of destruction.”
“Ned Land, faithful to his instinct, hastened to fill a net which he carried by his side with some of the finest specimens.”
–Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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