CANADA: The Summer's Tales

It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous—almost of pedantic—veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.

—Jerome K. Jerome

Summer waxed strong across Canada last week and garrulous anglers were telling new fictions to prove an old fact about fishing. Samples:

¶ Ray Turner, a Fort William policeman, was patrolling his beat on the Lake Superior waterfront when the propeller of a passing ship stunned a fish and knocked it to the surface. A seagull swooped down, grabbed the fish, then dropped it on the...

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