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damage. I glanced through "A Book of Whales" (Progressive Science Series) by F. E. Beddard M.A.F.R.S. John Murray, London & New York (?) : V 
I think he ventured the suggestion that the period of gestation might be 18 [[insertion ^ mos. [[/insertion]] or more : just as an elephant is long in calf. I found whale fisherman were inclined to this opinion. Ask the increasing scarcity of whale, the "opinion" seems to be that there were "just as many whales as ever", but scattered over the ocean, frightened away by the steam-whalers. The Cook on board the "Lynx", a Norwegian like the rest, said of a whale was hunted from 1 p.m. till 5.30 p.m. and lost in the fog, at last: [[strikethrough]] said [/strikethrough]] : "He hear very good : if he not
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