It is a blessing that a rattlesnake has to coil before it can spring.
Into the cockpit, splashing, something dropped—a coil of rope.
Here he sat down on a coil of rope, and thought over the situation.
There were only a Ruhmkorff coil and Crookes (vacuum) tube and the man himself.
“Here,” he said, leading the way into the room where the coil stood.
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