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Putnam, David Binney / David goes voyaging
(1925)

Hood Island,   pp. [63]-70


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H60D ISLAND 
Someone took him out of the jar I had put him 
into to look at him and left him in the sun, so 
he died. But he was valuable as a specimen 
on the ship and has been put with the other 
jars aboard. 
  The beaches here at Hood have very soft 
white sand, unlike that at Tower which is 
crumbled up coral and sharp and cuts the 
feet. 
  Also there are many bays or coves like 
fiords along the shore. Don Dickerman, one 
of the best collectors in the outfit, was getting 
beautiful starfish, some like worms, some 
brittle and a lovely pinkish coral color, and 
some small red and green fish while I rowed 
the boat around so it wouldn't smash on the 
rocks. When he was doing this I saw seven 
sharks, one huge turtle and one small one. 
  Another day John Tee Van took me with 
him when he went ashore to trap birds. He 
'Uses a long pole with a small twig on the end. 
This is covered with very sticky paste. H~e 
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