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Putnam, David Binney / David goes voyaging
(1925)

Hood Island,   pp. [63]-70


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HOOD ISLAND 
  The fish seem to get quite crazy with the 
light and they dart around cracking them- 
selves against the boats and the shipside. 
To add to the excitement, sea lions come 
skimming by and snatch at the wounded ones 
gulping them down and stuffing themselves 
oil more. One big sea lion came close enough 
to the gangway for me to reach over and 
touch him. 
  Another night I caught a Portuguese man- 
o'-war in a scoop net and was stung by him 
on both hands. This is a jelly fish kind of 
thing with long trailers or tentacles. And 
these tentacles are poisonous and sting their 
prey so they can eat the little fish or plankton. 
I also caught a little transparent fish, pale 
colors with dabs of bright red on the lower 
fin. Miss Cooper painted him. And I got a 
bright red squid and many small crabs one 
of which was scarlet. 
  Altogether I think I had the mostfun at 
Hood Island, because the beach wat so long 
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