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Masters of Space

Walter Kellogg Towers1917




Struck Gold

'A Boulogne fisherman had caught the new [transatlantic telegraph] cable in his trawl, and, raising it, had cut a section away. This he had borne to port as a great treasure, believing the copper to be gold in some new form of deposit. ' - Master of Space, 1917

Probably some of those old cables would be worth a good deal if you could pull them up cheaply, though.