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Putnam, David Binney / David goes voyaging
(1925)

The giant devil fish,   pp. [117]-122 ff.


Page 119

 
THE GIANT DEVIL FISH 
T WO days after leaving Tagus we were 
     cruising around along the shores of Nax- 
borough Island, trawling with the nets. 
  Two or three skiffs were near shore, some 
diving, some fishing and others dynamiting. 
Mother and Doctor Cady were trolling for big 
fish and suddenly Mother had a terrific hard 
pull, and for half an hour she had to "play" 
a tuna. It was 46 inches long, and weighed 
46 pounds. 
  Soon after they saw a great long fin moving 
slowly along and when they came near found a 
big flat fish like a skate, slowly skimming just 
below the surface so that only his two fins 
came above the water. They followed him 
around and actually herded him over towards 
Bill and Dwight in another boat. 
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