Leu-Tse, the fishing cormorant.
University of Otago Library Special Collections - DS 705 BU35 1813
London : J.J. StockdAle
"The Chinese fishermen take out with them in the morning ten or twelve of these birds, still fasting, either in light boats, or on bamboo rafts. They make them dive one or two at a time: the cormorant seldom comes up without having taken a fish, and which is often of a very considerable size. To prevent the cormorant swallowing his prey entire, and depriving his master of his profit, he generally has a ring round his neck, which stops any thing from going further down; but the animal is frequently so well trained, that this precaution is unnecessary. The bird faithfully takes his prize to his owner, who when he has done sufficient for him, lets the cormorant work for himself. " (Breton, 1813, v. IV, p. 46).
Breton, (Jean Baptiste Joseph)
China, its costume, arts, manufactures, etc. / edited principally from the originals in the cabinet of the late M. Bertin, with observations explanatory, historical and literary by M. Breton ; translated from the French. 3rd edition (London : J.J. Stockdale, 1813), p. 46.
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China, its costume, arts, manufactures, &c.
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