National Geographic : 1946 Dec
Fairy Terns of the Atolls 809 u. . 2avy, Ulllclal "None of Your Navy Chow, Chum." Junior Thinks One Good Tern Deserves a Minnow On Arthur J. Wagner, a Navy shipfitter, is bestowed a look which seems to say, "Can this be my mother?" It took Wagner three days to accustpm the foundling to eat from the hand. Thereafter insistent dinner calls kept hin busy collecting fish (page 811). A Snowy Mite with Shoe-button Eyes Shows No Fear of Prying Fingers Marines, who hated the lonely Pacific atolls, adored the sociable fairy terns. One little mother chose the elevation gears of a big gun as her nesting site (page 808). Here an egg rests on a bare branch.