The Gulls’ Bathtub

The Gulls' Bathtub

“A couple of miles of walking underneath green boughs brought us to the shore of Jordan Pond, lying in a deep gorge between the mountains of rock with the rounded, forest-clad Bubbles at its head, and the birches, and maples, and poplars, and hemlocks fringing its clean, stony shores. Then we understood what brought the gulls up from the sea every day. They came for a fresh-water bath and a little fun in the woods.” – “Some Remarks on Gulls” by Henry van Dyke in Scribner’s Magazine, August 1907, with an illustration by Frank Schoonover.

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