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WHISPERS OF A SHELL;

OR,

STORIES FROM THE SEA.

BY

FRANCIS FREELING BRODERIP,

AUTHOR OF 'TALES OF THE TOYS,'
WILD ROSES,' 'MERRY SONGS FOR LITTLE VOICES, ETC.

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LONDON:
GRIFFITH AND FARR AN,

SUCCESSORS TO NEWBERY AND HARRIS,
CORNER OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD.

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must, at the outset, candidly acknowledge how deeply I am indebted for all the

facts of marine natural history embodied in the following little story, to Dr. Hartwig. His most delightful book, The Sea and its Living Wonders, which describes all the marvels of the mighty ocean

“That lies curled
Like a green serpent round about the world'-

in language which combines all the fidelity of the accurate naturalist with felicitous word - painting equal to any romance, gives us a wide insight into that noble subject, which should inspire even the coldest reader.

I would advise all my young readers who have a taste for and an interest in that most fascinating of all studies, to make a speedy acquaintance with the book itself.

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