Draft No. VIII WGAE REG.NO.R07960-00 For Carrie Chapter One Below the thunders of the upper deep

Draft No. VIII WGAE REG.NO.R07960-00 For Carrie Chapter One Below the thunders of the upper deep Far, far beneath the abysmal sea His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth… Alfred, Lord Tennyson For as long as ships have plied the world’s oceans, sailors have returned from distant seas with terrifying tales of many armed monsters rising up from the abyss, attacking ships and devouring men. In the “Odyssey” the mythic beast was called “Scylla,” in Tennyson’s time, the “Kraken.” Generations have been horrified by Jules Vern’s nightmarish creature in “Ten Thousand Leagues under the Sea,” the Giant Squid. To modern biology, the world’s largest invertebrate is known as Archituethis–Greek for Ruling Squid. On November 2, 1878, an Atlantic Giant Squid became stranded in shallow water in the harbor at Thimble Tickle, Newfoundland. Three fishermen hooked onto the floundering animal with a grapple hook, which they tied with a line to a tree on shore, and then they waited for the tide to go out. At low tide the writhing creature lay marooned and doomed on the muddy flats. Its huge mantle measure...

Despite the limited number of units produced in 1997, there was no question that the new

Despite the limited number of units produced in 1997, there was no question that the new C5 Corvette was anything less than a phenomenal success.  Enthusiasts and critics alike praised the car for its outward appearance, improved ergonomics, impressive drivability and handling, uncompromising performance capabilities, and its complete feeling of precision and quality.  General Motors had hit a home-run from the very start, leaving many questioning with eager anticipation how the C5 could possibly be improved upon. The answer was simple enough.  For its sophomore year, Chevrolet introduced an all-new convertible companion to the C5 coupe. The plan had been to build the convertible from the very start of the C5 project and, as a result, the execution of putting the design to production was far simpler than the development of a convertible variant might have been had such measures not been taken. In truth, the C5 Corvette had been engineered to accommodate a convertible top without the necessary heavy structural reinforcements most convertible cars require. The benefit of this intentional design strategy was that the C5 Convertible would not require extensive reworking, it would we...