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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 21, 1912, Image 24',
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CAP'N JONAH HIS FISH '
Here's the Cap'n Again, With 'a Lobster to Show Us This Time.
We Almost Said "Another Lobster," But That Wouldn't
Be Courteous. Now Read the Lobster's Own Story
By the Lobster.
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You have eaten lobsters, haven't you? If not, I am sorry for
you, because I am considered a very fine-tasting sea food.
When a lobster is brought to the dinner table it is a bright .ted.
But when it swims in the ocean, before it is boiled, its shell is very
dark, almost black.
Mother Nature furnished me with a hard shell made of lime.
This protects my soft body from my enemies. This shell fits me as
tightly as your Sunday kid glove fits you.! When my body grows
too large for it, I get ready for a new one. I hide myself from
everyone. I stop eating and so get thinner. My body shrinks
away from my shell. It splits and comes off. Then a new one at
once begins to cover me. At first it is very soft, "but it soon gets as
hard as my other one. The old shell comes off in one piece. If you
saw it lying on the sapd you would think it a live lobster.
If one of my limbs is injured, I simply break it off and another
comes in its place. But if you lose a leg, another one will not grow,
0U.! Snap 1 Snap !
See my two pinchers! Look out, I might bite
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