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Tales of Fishes   By: (1872-1939)

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TALES of FISHES

by

Zane Grey

President of the Long Key Fishing Club Honorary Vice President of the Tuna Club, Avalon

Author of "The U. P. Trail" "The Desert of Wheat" Etc.

Illustrated from Photographs by the author

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS New York and London

TALES OF FISHES

Copyright 1919, by Harper & Brothers

Printed in the United States of America

Published June, 1919

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

VERSES 0

I. BYME BY TARPON 1

II. THE ISLAND OF THE DEAD 8

III. THE ROYAL PURPLE GAME OF THE SEA 26

IV. TWO FIGHTS WITH SWORDFISH 54

V. SAILFISH 72

VI. GULF STREAM FISHING 88

VII. BONEFISH 107

VIII. SOME RARE FISH 136

IX. SWORDFISH 153

X. THE GLADIATOR OF THE SEA 180

XI. SEVEN MARLIN SWORDFISH IN ONE DAY 197

XII. RANDOM NOTES 216

XIII. BIG TUNA 221

XIV. AVALON, THE BEAUTIFUL 250

ILLUSTRATIONS

THE GREAT COLORED ROLLERS OF THE PACIFIC Frontispiece

TARPON THROWING HOOK Facing p . 2

LEAPING TARPON " 3

SAVALO, OR SILVER KING " 4

THESE WILD FOWL HAVE THE WONDERFUL BEAUTY AND SPEED OF FALCONS " 5

RABIHORCADO " 12

THE BOOBIES HAD NO FEAR OF MAN, BUT BOTH YOUNG AND OLD WOULD PICK WITH THEIR SHARP BILLS " 13

YOUNG BOOBIES " 14

SUGGESTIVE OF A WILD, WIND SWEPT ISLAND OF THE SEA " 15

NESTS EVERYWHERE IN THE SAND AND MOSS " 16

THESE HUGE BLACK RABIHORCADOS WERE THE LARGEST SPECIES OF FRIGATE OR MAN OF WAR BIRD " 17

RABIHORCADO RISING FROM THEIR EGGS " 20

BOOBIES OF ISLA DE LA MUERTE IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA " 21

A SWORDFISH LEAPING OFF THE BOLD BLACK SHORE OF CLEMENTE " 28

ON THE RAMPAGE " 29

SWORDFISH ON THE SURFACE " 32

HOLDING HARD " 33

A CLEAN GREYHOUND LEAP " 36

316 POUND SWORDFISH " 37

THE WILD OATS SLOPE OF CLEMENTE " 44

WHERE THE DEEP BLUE SWELL BOOMS AGAINST THE LAVA WALL OF CLEMENTE ISLAND " 45

FOUR MARLIN SWORDFISH IN ONE DAY " 68

A BIG SAILFISH BREAKING WATER " 69

FOUR SAILFISH IN ONE DAY ON LIGHT TACKLE " 76

SAILFISH THRESHING ON THE SURFACE " 77

MEMORABLE OF LONG KEY " 84

LEAPING SAILFISH " 85

SOLITUDE ON THE SEA " 92

SUNSET BY THE SEA " 93

TWIN TIGERS OF THE SEA THE SAVAGE BARRACUDA " 98

HAPPY PASTIME OF BONEFISHING " 99

THE GAMEST FISH THAT SWIMS " 110

A WAAHOO " 111

AT LONG KEY, THE LONELY CORAL SHORE WHERE THE SUN SHINES WHITE ALL DAY AND THE STARS SHINE WHITE ALL NIGHT " 144

THE FAMOUS STUNT OF A MARLIN SWORDFISH, "WALKING ON HIS TAIL" " 145

SURGING IN A HALF CIRCLE " 148

BROADBILL SWORDFISH ON THE SURFACE THE MOST THRILLING SIGHT TO A SEA ANGLER " 149

SHINING IN THE SUNLIGHT " 156

THROWING WHITE WATER LIKE THE EXPLOSION OF A TORPEDO " 157

A LONG, SLIM SAILFISH WIGGLING IN THE AIR " 160

FIGHTING A BROADBILL SWORDFISH " 161

THE ONLY PHOTOGRAPH EVER TAKEN OF LEAPING BROADBILL SWORDFISH " 180

XIPHIAS GLADIUS, THE BROADSWORDED GLADIATOR OF THE SEA " 181

A STRAIGHTAWAY GREYHOUND LEAP, MARVELOUS FOR ITS SPEED AND WILDNESS " 188

LIKE A LEAPING SPECTER " 189

WALKING ON HIS TAIL " 192

A MAGNIFICENT FLASHING LEAP... Continue reading book >>




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