" I wonder," said Lewis, as the basket of shells and sea-weed was placed on the table, "what can be the use of the hard names people always give to their shells. I think it would be much better to call them by some name which should describe the shell, and which every body could understand."
" And in saying this, Lewis," said Mrs. Ashton, " you have furnished an argument in favour of systems and classifications."
" How so, mamma ? When you