Sport: Firth of Forth

The Firth of Forth is a dour, great inlet where the tide rushes in and out from the North Sea at great velocity and where the sixth longest bridge in the world supplies "see-ers" with a "sight." Britain's battle fleet uses it as a base. Scotsmen, particularly Edinburghers who dwell near its troubled expanse, boast of its majesty and dangers. But few think of swimming across it; and none of those who have tried have ever succeeded—until last week. Then W. E. Barnie, an Edinburgh science teacher, girded up his loins, plunged in...

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