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The Diver’s Room

In by Chris on September 2, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Arnold P. Livingstone fell asleep on a Thursday night next to his wife and awoke in a room filled with glassy green light. Hung on the walls and ceiling were rope fishing nets, with glass floats of all sizes and colors woven into them like diamonds in a bracelet. The wood-paneled room muffled the deep-throated reverberations of the ocean to a distant thud. On a nightstand stood a black-and-white photograph of a man who looked Japanese, wrapped to his neck in cloths and rubber and standing in the prow of tiny skiffs, an iron helmet and pile of abalone nearby.


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