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' CAP'N JONAH HIS FISH
Our Old Sailor-Friend'Here Intrdouces the Cruel Shark, and the
Shark Will Tell Day Book Boys and Girls All About Himseff
By the Shark.
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I am a shark! I am called "The Tiger of the Ocean," because
I am so large, strong and terrible. I eat human flesh. All sailors
fear me. I like to follow ships and see what I can get for my. dinner.
Many a man have I swallowed. '
I am so-strong that with a single stroke of my tail' I can break
a man's leg.1 If I we're caught the first thing the sailors would do
'would be to chop off my tail.
I guess I am not very, good to look-at. My skin is a dirty gray
or slate color. My eyes are cold and greenish. They say my mouth
'has a horrible; mean expression. I am about thirty feet' long! Just
think of that!
I have six rows of strong, sharp-pointed teeth sharper than
""any knife you ever had. I can raise or lower these as. I wish.
Most fish, when they drop their eggs, forget all -about them.
"But I love and take care of my'young ones.
Beware ! Beware ! Don't fall overboard ! I might getyou and
gobble'' you up! - . '
A Milwaukee youth deserted'
his"bride' at the altar when he
learned that she had four chil-
drenrReady-made 'families no.
longer appeal to our-'Strenuous
The spring thaw probably wont
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