Animals: Kiss Fishing

The usual plight of missionaries returning from South Sea islands is to relate Christian miracles and not be credited. The unusual plight of Marist Father Arsene J. Laplante last week was to relate a puzzling native miracle and to be believed because of incontrovertible evidence. He had a cinema film showing it.

In Father Laplante's film, called Bemana after a village on Viti Levu, largest island of the Fijis, natives were shown weaving bamboo shoots into a 200-foot net. After purification, this seine was dragged through the waters of the Singatoka River by...

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