National Geographic : 1939 Jul
AT HOME ON THE OCEANS "OH, FOR A SAIL!" CRIES THE "MAROONED" SKIPPER Mr. Strout could not resist playing Robinson Crusoe when he saw this sentinel palm overlooking the sea on a rocky islet off the southwestern side of Moala. This island is one of the small outposts of the Fiji Archipelago in the South Sea. A WHALE WITH HALITOSIS COMES TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT! Playing tag with Igdrasil for an hour, as the craft headed for the Marquesas, the monster came so close the author could have leaped on its back. When alongside it blew lustily, almost smothering Mr. and Mrs. Strout with vile vapor. The whale's companion touched the boat the first time it swam by. Becoming displeased, it pushed the yacht away with a mighty heave (page 38).