Ocean, old serpent, Coils up and uncoils; With sinuous motion, With rustle of scales.
Then the clever creature, having first ascertained the strength of its new support, uncoils its tail.
As the spring uncoils, its power must decrease, and this loss must be counterbalanced somehow.
The spring now uncoils, winds the chain upon the arbour, and turns the index to the right.
If not immediately seized, he uncoils himself, and attempts to steal away.