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CAP'N JONAH HIS FISH" -
Here's Our Jolly Sailor Friend With a Star Fish in His. Hand.
,Now. Listen, Boys and Girls, While the'-Star Fish
, Tells His Story. ' '
By the Star Fish. " '
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Do you know why I am called a "Star Fish?" It is because I
am shaped like a star. I am the star of the sea.
My five large, thick arms point in different directions. On the
end of each one is a red spot. Those are my eyes. My body is
covered with little spine-like prickles. On the under side of my
body, near the center, is my mouth.
My favorite foods are oysters and clams. When I want my
dinner I bend my arms, or rays, to form a cup. I catch food with
the hundreds of little suckers that are on the under side of my body.
I hold the creature tight and drag it to my mouth. Then I turn my
stomach out of my mouth over the food to be eaten.
I live in the sea near the rocky coasts. I travel over all kinds
of rough and rugged surfaces. I cling so tightly to the rocks that
evenNyou, little friend, couldn't unfasten my hold. "
If you come to the seashore next summer, be sure to look for a
star fish. v
Having had a juicy talk with
Myron Herrick, ev-gov. whom
Ohioans made ex at the first op
portunity, Taft says everything
is solid for him in Ohio. Bill's
spectacles need fixin'.