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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 16, 1912, Image 13',
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CAP'N JONAHHIS FISH
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Famous 'Old Sailor Introduces His Trusty Whale, and theLatter
Thereupon Tells-His- Own Story for Bpy, and. Girl
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"Thar she blows ! Thar she .blows !" That is what the sailors1
cry when they see me spout air and water out of the holes intheJ
top part of my head. Sometimes I spout water 60 or 70' feet high.
I am a Right or Greenland whale. I live in the cold north seas.
.Underneath my skin are layers of fat called "blubber," that keep my
body warm. From this blubber men take large quantities of oil. It
is very valuable. Some whales give as much as 300 barrels of oil.
Just think of that!
When 'I want my dinner I just open my mouth and collect thou
sands of. small fish. P have no real teeth, but in my upper jaw ar.e',
fringed plates known as "whalebones." Maybe your mamma has
sent you ,to the fStore to buy whalebone for her new dress.
' My cousin, the sperm whale, lives in the warm part, of the'
ocean, .Your nice white candles 'are made from spermacetil It 'is
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