Nonsuch: Land of Water

Nonsuch: Land of Water

Nonsuch: Land of Water

Nonsuch: Land of Water

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These chapters wrote themselves in the intervals of diving, fishing, watching, naming, dissecting, the serious study of the fish of Bermuda. After two seasons on Nonsuch they came to mind, and, except for the first, were put down between July and October, 1931. Colors, odors, sounds and sights; the island, sea, sky and living creatures, all gloriously interexisting in the three planes of our planet, and in the fourth dimension of enthusiastic human appreciation, -- all this has had to be entombed in black type upon flat paper. The chapters abound with I, Me and My, in essence the most impersonal of pronouns, standing solely for a pair of eyes, together with a moving hand whose function is that of a needle on a phonograph record, to record imperfectly what is so perfect before the directing brain begins to distort and depreciate.

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