Karl Bunker. Caisson. (Asimovs August 2015)

asimovs201508Bunker takes up back in time to the 1870s, and the building of The Brooklyn Bridge. A Polish immigrant leaps at the chance to work on the building of the foundations, which involves digging in a ‘caisson’, a watertight, pressurised structure in which the digging is done underwater.

This is not a job without its risks, but the rewards, in terms of the daily pay rate, are high. However, deep in the mud in which they are digging, his colleague and fellow emigre, finds something very interesting….

Bunker doesn’t give the reader a glimpse of what is found, and raised, merely a suggestion, then a comment from a young child at the end of the story…

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