By Herbert Strang
"Well, Maister Dick," acknowledged the more youthful boy, "I reckon we might greater cross home-along; it do look as though the water be too transparent to-night."
"They're no longer at the feed, Sam, that is certain," answered Dick Trevanion. "But i do not like going empty-handed. i am deliberating supper."
"It do be queer, certain sufficient. 'Tis a scorching evening, and so they usually is available in shut while 'tis scorching, and the largest comes the nearest. I 'spect what us do wish is somewhat a tumble, to fire up the ground and muddy the water."
Dick Trevanion had pop out at sundown together with his significant other Sam Pollex to fish for salmon bass, which at present of 12 months have been frequently ample alongside the coast. for 2 hours they'd had no good fortune. at times a ripple and spirt at the delicate floor confirmed that fish have been carrying underneath; yet although they replaced the bait, making an attempt squid, pilchard, spider-crab in flip; various the size of line and the burden of the lead; trailed the bait the place they final observed the outside disturbed—though they attempted each machine identified to them to entice the fish, they'd now not as but been rewarded with a unmarried chunk. It was once exasperating. Dick knew that the larder at domestic was once naked, and had set his middle on wearing again or 3 fish for supper and subsequent morning's breakfast.
"It may be high-water in half-an-hour," he acknowledged. "We'll wait until eventually then, and no longer."
Baiting his hook with cuttle-fish, he obtained Sam to row slowly up the shore in the direction of a place the place the ocean broke lightly over a backyard or of half-submerged rocks. The air was once very nonetheless; there has been no sound store the sunshine rustle of the waves washing the foot of the cliff. because the sky darkened and the final faint radiance vanished from the west, the celebs seemed and the coloration underneath the cliff grew to become deeper. Sam rowed up and down for a few mins, Dick hauling in his line a few times to work out that the hook used to be now not fouled with sea-weed; yet nonetheless there has been no signal of fish.
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