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Sometimes I have caused much amusement by removing a hermit crab from its habitation and supplying it with a shell about two sizes too small for the accomodation of its body. No other protection being obtainable, the crab picks up the shell, twists it round and round with marvellous dexterity and quickness, and measures its capacity with its legs, and at last makes the best of a bad business by forcing the tip of its body into it as far as can be done, and then walks about disconsolately, knowing that the greater part of its soft person is unprotected.

When it has had time to become thoroughly uncomfortable, a large shell should be placed in the vessel. In a moment the crab pounces on it, twists it about, and with a movement almost too quick for the eye to follow, drops the little shell and jerks itself into the large one, where it rests with an air of absolute content which is intensely ludicrous.

—Longman’s Magazine, 1887

About my libraryTout ce qui est intéressant se passe dans l'ombre, décidément. On ne sait rien de la véritable histoire des hommes.

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