THE PRESIDENCY: Senior Shellback


"The former pollywog members of the President's party have all survived [their Equator-crossing initiation], but while they are recuperating, this dispatch is being sent not by Mr. [Secretary Steve] Early but by the Senior Shellback himself.

"As soon as the ship's anchor dropped, the President was off in a small boat to survey the island's shores and to fish.

Fish were plentiful—so numerous that he soon laid aside his heavy rod and returned to the shallow waters close ashore in quest of little fish. These ran in unusually large schools and were of...

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