GROWING INTEREST, 85
" Mamma," said Lewis, " I believe I shall always know the lepas, the lepas anatifera I mean, when I sea it again. Do you think you could get for us any specimens of the other orders belonging to this class?"
Mrs. Ashton promised to do so if possible.
" Lewis," she said, " I think you will not call conchology so very dry a subject another time, if I may judge from the interest you have taken in it: but perhaps you have learned enough, of classification for to-day."
The children begged to be allowed to look at the shells a little longer; and again and again admired their bright colours and elegant forms.
" The most beautiful shells," said