A Memory of the Southern Seas

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Author: Louis Becke
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,671 / 83 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 922
Added to site: 2008.03.12
mnybks.net#: 20295
Origin: gutenberg.org

From "Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories"

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heir very numbers, while half a dozen sharks dash in among them and devour them by the score; and often as the current runs seaward hundreds of half bodies of salmon can be seen going out over the bar. At night time the townspeople appear on the scene in boats with lanterns and spears, and for no other purpose than the mere love of useless slaughter kill the fish till their arms are exhausted. At places within easy access of Sydney by steamer or rail some few thousands of salmon are sent to market, but as the flesh is somewhat coarse, they are only bought by the poorer members of the community, 4d. and 6d. each being considered a good retail price for a 10 lb. fish. The roes, however, are excellent eating, and some attempt has been made to smoke them on a large scale, but like everything else connected with the fishing industry (or rather want of industry) in New South Wales, has failed. It sometimes happens (as I once witnessed in Trial Bay, on the coast of New South Wales) that heavy weather will set in whe

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