Porpoises Described by Mark Twain

Porpoises Described by Mark Twain is adapted from his book ‘Following the Equator’:

(Note: Porpoises are often called Dolphins in Hawaii.)

They were porpoises of the ordinary length--eight or ten feet.

They presently collected in a wild and magnificent jumble under the bows,

and there they played for an hour, leaping and frollicking and carrying on, turning summersaults in front of the stem or across it and never getting hit, never making a miscalculation, though the stem missed them only about an inch, as a rule.

The porpoise is the kitten of the sea; he never has a serious thought, he cares for nothing but fun and play.



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