This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV SHARKS AS FISHERMEN IF you're going to fish in Boca Grande," said the captain, "I want to go with you, or else ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV SHARKS AS FISHERMEN IF you're going to fish in Boca Grande," said the captain, "I want to go with you, or else have a life boat to go after you in. If you fellers get drowned and I don't, everybody on the coast'll blame me." "Don't worry," I replied, "We'll give you an even chance. We are going to fish for the camera after this. Will you paddle the canoe for me or run the Green Pea for the Cameraman?" "Let Joe run the motor boat. He can do it as well as I, but he isn't used to a canoe." "You want to be in the fishing, but there won't be any long range business about this. The tarpon and the canoe have got to be together, as nearly as possible, and we are sure to be swamped sometimes." "I know all about that and I like to swim. Shall we run up to Punta Gorda for the Green Pea, this morning? Tide'll help us both ways if we get off soon." The Green Pea was a little skiff, short and wide with a broad rudder and a tiny motor with reverse gear. It was built for the Camera-man who sat in the bow with camera and plates while the boy in the stern, controlling motor and rudder, backed and filled and almost turned the craft on its center as he placed it wherever directed. When we returned from Punta Gorda the captain advised anchoring in a cove south of Boca Grande, saying, "We're goin' to have a nor'wester and may need some trees to tie to. The Irene isn't a deep water boat." "What makes you think we are going to have a nor'wester?" "Feel it in my bones." "But that is all nonsense," said I. "It's only a guess of yours and a bad one." "Bet you a dollar the wind blows a gale from the nor'west all day to-morrow!" "The only reason I won't bet is because I don't wish to rob you, for to-morrow is going to be fair." But the captain guessed...
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