Holidays At Brighton - online book

An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

Home | Order | Support | About | Contact | Search

Share page  

Previous Contents Next

AND THEIR ORDERS.           81
" By attention to the description," said his mother; " and at the end of the book here are plates, which, per­haps, will help you."
Lewis turned to the plates; and with the assistance of them, and the description given, he came at last to the conclusion, that the shell in ques­tion must be the lepas anatifera.
" And now," said Mrs. Ashton, " you have been very persevering, and I will endeavour to tell you something interesting respecting the lepas. These extraordinary shell-fish are never found detached from other substances: they adhere firmly to rocks and stones, and even to larger fish, such as the whale. The num­bers which sometimes attach them­selves to the sides of vessels, add so
Previous Contents Next