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- "CAP'N JONAH HIS FISH " "
Wa(tchCap'n Jonah Open the Oyster. Then-Hear, the Oyster's
Own Story as He Tells It for. Girls and Boys Who
" Read The Day Book.-
By the Oyster
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Do you like oysters? I hope so. This is the oys'ter season. In
the summer months, when I am busy laying eggs I am not good to
eat. We lay about two million eggs each season. My children are
full grown when they are three years old. You are little more than
a baby at that age.
I am called "fashionable" because I am not cheap like herring.
I am considered, quite a dainty.
I have no head. I have no feet. I have no teeth. But I have
a mouth. My house is a hard shell made of two valves joined to
gether "by a hinge.
Of course you know that pearls come from oysters. Often
men risk their lives in diving to the bottom of the ocean to get these
precious gems. Sharks are great enemies of pearl divers. The
Mother of Pearl is the lining of the pearl oyster shell. Have any
of you little chaps knives with handles made of mother of pearl?
When the Panama canal is fin
ished Yokohama, Japan, will be
2,000 miles nearer New York
than by the old route through the
"Do you think any woman ever
believed a man when he said she
was the first girl he had ever
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