15 JUNE 1929, Page 16


Within the last thirty years or so this single Norfolk natural- ist has helped to add just over eighty to the number of -fish known to frequent that part of the East Coast. This is an individual feat probably beyond all precedent, only possible to a man intimately in touch with fishermen of all sorts, and endowed with peculiar gifts as an observer. But it is evidence of the immense amount still to be discovered by observers in this locality and that. The chief discoveries come, as a rule, not from the student in the museum—the hermit crab who waits for what may come—but from the men who have their business on the waters or the land, from fishermen, water wardens, keepers, in come cases shepherds, and from local residents who discover a genius and a passion for observation that, like charity, begin most fruitfully at home. And what fine characters one meets among this tribe !

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