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Tales of the Fish Patrol

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Wildest among the fisher-folk may be accounted the Chinese shrimp-catchers. It is the habit of the shrimp to crawl along the bottom in vast armies till it reaches fresh water, when it turns about and crawls back again to the salt. And where the tide ebbs and flows, the Chinese sink great bag-nets to the bottom, with gaping mouths, into which the shrimp crawls and from which it is transferred to the boiling-pot. This in itself would not be bad, were it not for the small mesh of the nets, so small that the tiniest fishes, little new-hatched things not a quarter of an inch long, cannot pass through. The beautiful beaches of Points Pedro and Pablo, where are the shrimp-catchers villages, are made fearful by the stench from myriads of decaying fish, and against this wasteful destruction it has ever been the duty of the fish patrol to act.These stories are set in the waterways around San Francisco Bay and involve the fish patrol with a variety of characters of different ethnicity and cultural backgrounds. ( Description from the opening of "White and Yellow" by Jack London, with addition by Don W. Jenkins)

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TALES OF THE FISH PATROL

BY JACK LONDON

AUTHOR OF "THE SEA WOLF," "PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS," "THE CALL OF THE WILD," ETC.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY GEORGE VARIAN

New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY LONDON: MACMILLAN & CO., LTD. 1905

All rights reserved

Copyright, 1905, By PERRY MASON COMPANY.

Copyright, 1905, By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.

Set up and electrotyped. Published September, 1905. Reprinted December, 1905.

Norwood Press J. S. Cushing & Co. Berwick & Smith Co. Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

[Illustration: "I put my hand to my hip pocket."]

WORKS OF JACK LONDON

THE GAME

THE SEA WOLF

THE CALL OF THE WILD

THE CHILDREN OF THE FROST

PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS

THE FAITH OF MEN AND OTHER STORIES

WAR OF THE CLASSES

THE KEMPTON WACE LETTERS

TALES OF THE FISH PATROL

PUBLISHED BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

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I. White and Yellow 9

II. The King of the Greeks 39

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