Tuesday, July 08, 2008

"What is this Sailfish for?"... by Ernest Hemingway...


Found this description of Sailfish by Hemingway in the book “Hemingway on Fishing” in “Out in the Stream: A Cuban Letter”….

"What use is the sailfish’s sail to that fish? Why should this fish which seems to be an unsuccessful model, an earlier and more fantastic model for the marlin, thin where the marlin is rounded, weak where the marlin is strong, provided with insufficient pectoral fins and too small a tail for its size, have survived?"

“There must be a good reason for the sail. What is it?"…

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