Within the Deep

Cassell's 'Eyes and No Eyes' Series, Book VIII

Language: English
Wordcount: 15,581 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.7
LoC Category: SF
Downloads: 250
Added to site: 2006.07.21
mnybks.net#: 14252
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nature
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n the water, will agree that the "flippers" of the Seal are as useful as the fins of the fish.

In fact, the flipper beats the fin, for the Seal earns his dinner by chasing and catching fish. He slips through the water with perfect ease, and seizes the darting fish in their own home. The Seal is nearly always hungry, but so wonderfully quick that his hunting is made easy for him.

It is quite another matter on land, where his best pace is a waddle and a shuffle; but his life is in the wide sea, where he can feed and sleep as easily as other mammals can on land.

Seals are easily tamed, and soon become fond of their owners. Some fishermen once caught a baby Seal, which they gave to a boy, knowing his love of animals. The strange baby soon made itself at home, and loved to lie in the warmth of the kitchen fire. It knew the voice of its young master, and would follow him like a dog.

The older it grew, the more milk and fish it needed each day. At last, this food was not to be easily obta

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