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Putnam, David Binney / David goes voyaging
(1925)

A day on shipboard,   pp. [71]-76 ff.


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A DAY ON SHIPBOARD 
  Next we feed the animals. The mockng 
birds have crumbs, the lizards are forcibly fed 
with bits of bread and water, the two very 
lovely albatrosses eat fish which is kept on the 
ice for them. These are now at the New York 
Zoological Park in the Bronx. I hope they 
like it there. And the little fish in the aqua- 
rium are given the" crumbs" from the nightly 
plankton nets. The nice little penguin died 
although for days he came out and had a swim, 
then gobbled up fish. 
  Then we have lunch. One day, the ship 
was stopped for half an hour, the gangway 
let down and we went swimming right in the 
ocean. It was over a mile and a half deep too. 
And beautifully clear water. If you even let 
yourself sink a few feet below the surface you 
could see right under our ship with the sun- 
light showing on the opposite side. 
  For an hour or two in the afternoon we 
seemed ,b-be in alot of drifting stuff . We saw 
two WAS, some big logs with birds resting 
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