I worked as a dish-washer or pearl-diver for several weeks in Boston, and bought a very cheap second-hand suit.
Or, think, one might be a pearl-diver, or lead some exciting life like that.
A king-fisher, if it meant anything, would probably mean one who fished for kings, as a pearl-diver is one who dives for pearls.
As he attended her through the antechamber, she pointed to the statue of the pearl-diver.
It is only a very slightly modified version of an ancient narrative of a shark's attack upon a pearl-diver.
He told her that the pearl-diver always carried a bag to hold the treasures that he finds at the bottom of the sea.
The pearl-diver descends by the help of a long rope, to the end of which is attached a heavy stone.