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The Miraculous Draught of Fishes

Nature volume 110, page 666 (18 November 1922) | Download Citation



PROF. E. W. GUDGER'S letter on this subject in NATURE of October 28, p. 573, is interesting from the natural history point of view, but it misses the most suggestive point in the narrative. That point is the number—one hundred and fifty and three. What is the meaning of this very definite figure? It will scarcely be contended that the number is merely the simple statement of a historic fact—that the fishes caught did actually number one hundred and fifty and three, neither more nor less! The naïve literalism of such an explanation is totally blind to the true significance of the story.

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  1. Baldovan Institution, by Dundee. November 1.

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