A survey of the bottom at the 63-foot depth now reveals smooth sand, a few worms, some shells but very little life. The reef will be only five to 10 feet high so as not to present a navigational problem. Hamer expects that in summer the reef will attract schools of blackfish, sea bass and porgies; in winter he prophesies whiting, hake, cod and pollack. An outside hope is for bluefish and tuna which may be drawn by the smaller fish. The fisherman will have to drop a line more than 50 feet unless the tuna and blues arrive. They swim at shallower depths.
While sportsmen are setting their lines and anticipating a fat catch, Hamer will be loading his camera and anticipating a richly rewarding before-and-after-type documentary of the ocean floor.
You will win. You will play as you have never played before," the hired hypnotist of the Gloucester City amateur soccer team told the entranced players, who trotted out and obediently beat Merthyr Tydfil 3-1.
Hypnotist Henry Blythe was jubilant, foreseeing great improvement over the English team's 16th-place finish last season. Then, in a trance of his own perhaps, he missed the train to the next game.
"That Blythe spirit will be with you tonight just the same, so go out and win, win, win," the resourceful hypnotist wired the team at half time. But the magic somehow failed to carry over the wires. True to its old form, Gloucester City lost, lost, lost by 2-1 to Cambridge United.
Plane and Fancy
This pilot skims trees and rooftops,
And terrified people lie flat.
He's licensed for flying solo,
But surely not solo as that.