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SEA MONSTERS.

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SEA MONSTERS. We take the following from the Pall Mall Gazette:— Sir,—It has already been guessed that the "delicate monster lately seen in the American teas may have been a species of sepia. It is tolerably well ascertained that a øepiæ of enormous sizs exist; but authentic notices of such monsters are rare. I copy the following account from a memorandum supplied by Mr. Holdswoitto, the l&te Governor of Dartmouth Castle, to Colonel Hamilton smIth, tbe well- known and well-remembeiod naturalist. So far as 1 know it has never yet appeared in print :— I remember to have heard my mother's father say that, when engaged in the Newfoundland trade about fifty years ago or rather more, one of his ships was flshmg on the banks, when something appeared on the waterof very great size. As it did not seem to be alive it was examined in the boat, and secured by ropes. Then, the sea being calm, it was dragged alongside, and on close examination the men made out that it was a squid, and that they had Rot hold of the head. They lowered the runners, aud carried the fall to the windlass, and, having secured the runners to ropes round the head, hove it as far as they cauld above water. They had many empty casks on board '°1r. Pur- poses of the voyage, and these they soon filled by cut- ting off portions off the fish, but whether they used it for bait or for oil I do not remember. They also cut off one of its feelers to the bill Of the size of the latter I ani not quite certain; but it is so large in proportion to that of common squids, that no doubt could be entertained of the magnitude of the creature to which it belonged. The feeler, when brought home, having been dried (Ill which operation in the hot summer days no doubt it was very much contracted), measured thirty-six (36) feet. This feeler was sent to the coffee-room, or, properly speaking, llews- room, at Totnes, where it hung round the walls for a long time. It was afterwards removed to a house in the country, from which it was never brought back. It probably decayed and was thrown away. "I have heard of squids having been washed on shore 'as large as feather-beds;' but the size of this monster can only be guessed at. (Signed) A. H. HOLDSWORTH. "Dartmouth, January 20, 1832" A MS. note of Colonel H. Smith's records that the entire crew of a frigate (commanded by Captain Filmore) were assembled together on the body of an enormous Fepia, thrown up on a low sandy shore in the West Indies. Unfortunately, the date and exact place are not given. A drawing of this creature—little more than a rounded mass of a greyish blue colour—was made by the Colonel from Captain iilmore's description. In the Sailor's Magazine and Naval Miscellany supple- ment to Vol. VI[, p. 520, Dec. 1826) is a very curious notice of a colossal sepia, supplied by the Rev. J. F. England, a Weslejan minister. Crediton, April 16. EICHAKD JOHN Kisa.

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