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Page 40 - "But we went out after mackerel"!"

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1988/1/1 (212 reads)

Merrill Maclnnig and Lloyd Madnnig Little River ghpre gulls just went phrooph!--took right off to the air. And Charlie said, "What the hell happened to the seagulls?" I figured maybe the bilge pump had come on and it just stirred the water-- beautiful day, calm day, you know. And then, a few of the seagulls came back. And the next thing--Jesus, they took off again. And there was this great big wake in the water. Like something had come up to the surface. So I looked at Charlie and he was look? ing at me by this time, and we said, "What in the hell was that?!" So we got suspicious then. So I threw another piece of mackerel out. And up came this gigantic fish. And we could just see sort of the top of him. So I leaned down over the side of the boat--and it looked like a sturgeon. We'd catch them in the salmon net, when my father and I had the nets out. And he had the colour and stuff of sturgeon. I was sure that • s what it was. But I thought he looked an awful unusually big. So I said, "Oh, boy, we should try throwing another piece of fish out--see if he'll come back again." So we threw the fish out. And this time he came-- about half of him came out of the wa? ter. I knew for sure what we had then. So here was this gigantic tuna. And you could see his eye. That was the first WANDLYN LOUNGE "Where our music won't interfere with your conversation." 100 King's Road, Sydney ??ji St. Peters Drug Store Ltd. Don Stone, Ph. C, Proprietor Open 6 Days a Week Monday to Friday open until 8 p.m. Saturday open until 5 p.m. 535-2203 St. Peters, Richmond County, 1'. S. CORRECTION: In Issue 41, we failed to iden? tify this photo. They are John T. and Grace MacLeod Gwinn of Aspy Bay, parents of Daniel Gwinn of the song "The Fate of Dan? iel Gwinn."
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