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A school of porpoises were ducking and tearing through the water, and little Kotick followed them as fast as he could.
Then he swam round and round, ducking in and out of the bars of the moonlight like the frog, his namesake.
The man was too quick, and, ducking beneath it, himself delivered a mighty one, with clenched fist, in the pit of Kerchak's stomach.
Then shall he not go without a ducking and eke a drubbing himself