And what is that, asked Julia.
I see nothing, said Ferdinand.
There, those very large Airships flying close to each other.
No, they are larger than birds.
Unfortunately they are far from our route. If they get closer we may get a better look.
Julia left the control room with the sense that Ferdinand had no intention to talk about those animals. If only she could get closer, she thought. Then she remembered she saw one of the crew members with a pair of binoculars earlier on that day. She found the man quickly, his name was Ignatio.
Can I borrow your binoculars for a moment?
Of course you can, but be very careful, it took me a long time to build them.
You built them?
Of course I did. I invented them. And how did you know what they were for?
I saw you looking at the skies through them yesterday.
You are a smart girl. Here, he said and handed Julia the instrument.
She could not believe what she saw. At a distance made close by the binoculars she saw a whale and a school of fish flying in the air. A man was flying with them, his legs pedaling on some sort of wheeling machine. She said nothing but kept looking until they were out of sight.