Science: Bread & Corpse

At Lake Zoar, near New London, Conn., Sergeant W. E. Bushy of the state police cast bread upon the waters, literally. He was hunting for the body of a Mrs. George Lewis. Recalling a traditional procedure,† he set five loaves adrift, having to guess where to start them as Mrs. Lewis had drowned unseen, while fishing, her empty boat being the only clue. Four loaves floated idly about. One came to a purposeful halt. Grappling beneath the arrested loaf, Sergeant Bushy brought up Mrs. Lewis's body.

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