Forest and stream Volume 91

 
9781130997620: Forest and stream Volume 91
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 Excerpt: ...wife, a woman of wonderful sympathy, also a son and daughter. The son holds a responsible business position in Lowell, Mass., and the daughter is the wife of Captain James Barr, well-known yacht captain and racing expert. Best Bass Fishing Androscoggin Lake MRS. UIXIAM J. MT00I.H WAYME. HE. For further Resort Announcemonta See P. S42 THE CROCODILES OF MALAYSIA (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 267) had concluded that the crocodile would wait until after dark and then take the bait, for it seemed so very patient and quiet. Much to my surprise and with apparently no preparation, the fore part of the crocodile's body quickly rose from the water without a splash; the strong and sharply armored jaws opened, and closed on the monkey's body. Everything except the buoy sud denly disappeared beneath the silent river. And then I realized how men, and animals by scores, had been quietly pulled down and drowned in exactly the same manner. VERY little more could be learned about the actions of the crocodile before dark. After having held its prey under water for several minutes the captor arose to breathe, just the tip of its nostrils showing above the surface; then it went down. After several minutes we knew that it was making its way up stream, for the buoy was moving in that direction. When it had gone some distance it came to the surface and thereafter swam partly exposed, towing the buoy and rope by the bait which it gripped in its long jaws. Acting as if undecided what to do with its victim it turned and proceeded down stream and again reversed its direction. By this time the deep shadows of the dark green foliage in the twilight had almost obliterated everything, near the surface of the river, from view. In a small canoe we paddled up the river a short distance trying to see ...

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