Books: Thar She Used to Blow

SAILS AND WHALES (232 pp.)—Captain H. A. Chippendale—Houghton Miff/in ($3).

Did you ever hear the tale of the

mighty sperm whale That when boldly attacked in his lair With one sweep of his mighty and ponderous tail

Sends the whaleboat so high in the air?

If not, it might be a good idea to get a copy of Captain Harry Allen Chippendale's Sails and Whales. Captain Chippendale, 72, is one of the last men left alive who during the last century pursued the largest of God's creatures over the bounding main in an oversize peapod, and...

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