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In September 1872 a whale of some magnitude was seen floundering in shallow water at Snab, Kinneil, about a mile from Bo'ness, on the Firth of Forth. Some men proceeded to the spot and fastening a rope round its tail, hauled it closer to the shore, and then killed it. I was not at home at the time, but on reading a notice of its capture in theScotsmanof September 26, I wrote to my assistant, the late Mr A. B. Stirling, to go and see the animal.doi:10.1017/s0370164600047714 fatcat:tkktl3olh5bpvepyfbql6wl5au