Forest and Stream Volume . 89

Forest and Stream Volume . 89

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...would be continued in this manner until, by a long cast, I could fasten my harpoon in its side. The scent of the broken fish, however, was so strong that they were definitely located, and the shark charged from a hundred feet away with a speed which has to be seen to be appreciated. I met the onrushing shark by hurling my harpoon clear to the socket into it, near the angle of the jaw, and, as the iron entered its flesh, the shark leaped forward, catching me in the angle formed by its head and the harpoon handle, which caught me just under the right arm, bruising me badly, while my face and neck were somewhat lacerated by coming in contact with the rough hide of the side of its head. As my right arm was free, it was a great chance for using the heavy knife, with which I was armed had my tackle been strong; but the force of the blow snapped the poorly-made harpoon at the socket and the shark escaped, although it carried its death wound. I never again employed the same black-smith to forge my harpoons, but that poorly-made iron surely brought to a sudden ending a most exciting situ3ti;n." TIGER SHARK iiYi HIS is an abundant and widely I distributed shark, very easily identified by its big head and tapering body, spotted color, and unique teeth. It is doubtless due to its large size and the consequent difficulty of han 1ling specimens that it seems to be imperfectly described in current literature.... It is with much pleasure therefore, that I publish a photograph which show3 the character of the fish very well. "The stomach of an adult taken near Cape Lookout contained the most varie 1 assortment of food that I have ever foun 1 in any shark, consisting of parts of three very large stone crabs, one bird, tin small diver called locally...show more

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  • Paperback | 578 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,021g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649710
  • 9781236649713