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" CAPN.'JONAH HIS FISH '
Here Is bur'Gpod Friend Cap'n Jonah With' a Box of Sardines
imHis Hand. Now Eisten While'the Sardine" Tells Day
Book Boys and Girls All About Himself. l
- . -By the' Sardine;
We are called Sardines because we are caught on the coast of a
country called Sardinia.
We are considered beautiful, graceful little swimmers. Most
of us are about three or four inches long. Our color is bright green
above the silvery white below. We live' in the deep sea and only
come to the surface to lay our eggs.
' Along the coasts where we are caught there are many sardine
factories. There they can us. ' ,.
1 First, women and children open and clean us. Then-wcare
dried on a screen. Next we are put in boiling oil. After that we
are drained and placed in tin boxes filled with o. The lid' is sol
"dered on and the boxes are set in boiling water -to make sure that
none of them leak. At last the) are polished and packed in-wooden
cases. Each case holds about one hundred boxes.. Then they are
ready to be shipped, maybe thousands of miles away. Isn't", this in-
The California sardine is about twelve inches long and is also
a fine food. It is not canned, as we are.
Ask your mamma to buy a box of sardines for supper tonight."
Then tell her all you know about us.