for example, "Picture a gray, tapering cylinder,3 welded to the solid black rock by iron rods and concrete, rising from a small island twenty-odd miles from land. It lay in the midst of the sea, this island, a small, bare piece of stone, about one hundred fifty feet long, perhaps forty wide." (Toudouze 33).
the text states, "Our reply came quickly. When they understood our position—how we could not get rid of the rats, Le Gleo’s mind going fast, Itchoua and myself covered with bites,cornered in the lantern room without food or water—they had a signalman send us their reply."(Toudouze 46).
according to the text, "The next six days and seven nights, our only distraction was watching the rats whose holds were insecure falla hundred and twenty feet into the maws of the sharks—but they were so many that we could not see any diminution in their numbers."(Toudoze 41).