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How the Octopus was Caught.
A Truculant spasm in Nine Fits

Come, little children, one and all;
  The tale I will unforld
   Of how the Octopus was caught
    By this sea-desger bold.

"What is the Octopus" you say -
  Oh, tis a skrageous beast!
   With cougerous arms and cupulent sucks
    And spollicles through the weast.

Its legs are three, its arms are three,
  One tail and one skin diggle ;
   Just eight in fair - but hush, beware,
    The latter's awful wiggle !

"Which are the arms and which the legs?"
  Now that is very simple -
   Count six times nine upon his back
    And see his forewink dimple.

"But which do you call his skin diggle
  And which do you call his tail?
   Now really you must ask him that,
    If this good plan should fail

Go [?] a contribulent flabberjack
  With his [?] towards the sweath
   Say "flinkum flex, [?] lax
    Trim singulum et squeath.

Three sixes make one time eighteen
  Be sure to get it straight
   Add four, add nine, then take sixteen
    But do not stay out late.

Now take three arms, and then tree legs,   And grasp the tail one tight ;
   The other is the skin diggle,
    Eke I've not counted right.

"But you've not told us how he's caught!"
  I do declare that's true !
   Well, you must go to professor Coe,
    And he'll tell it to you.

July 5, 1999


Reciept for a Trip to Alaska,
Page 65
Mary Harriman

Song of the Glacier,
Page 66
W.M.H. Dall (June 28)

Song of the Smoker,
Page 67
(June 30)

Dr. Fernow's Ode to the Woodpecker,
Page 68
W.M.H. Dall (July 1)

Smoking Room Ode
on Behring Sea
Page 69
Sung, John Burroughs (July 13)

To the Golden Crowned
Sparrow in Alaska
Page 70
John Burroughs (July 4)

To the Lapland Longspur,
Page 71
John Burroughs (July 18)

Song of the Junnit [1/2]
Page 72
W.M.H. Dall (July 12)

Song of the Junnit [2/2]
Page 73
W.M.H. Dall (July 12)

How the Octopus was Caught,
Page 74
W.M.H. Dall (July 5)

Moods of Alaskan Weather [1/1]
Pages 75
W.M.H. Dall

Moods of Alaskan Weather [2/2]
Pages 75
W.M.H. Dall

Ursus Dalli [1/2]
Pages 77
W.B. Devereux (July 29)

Ursus Dalli [2/2]
Pages 78
W.B. Devereux (July 29)

The Song of the Innuit [1/2]
Pages 79
Capt. Doran (July 29)

The Song of the Innuit [2/2]
Pages 80
Capt. Doran (July 29)

Page 81
Charles A. Keeler

The Taking of the Totems
Page 82
(July 27)

Westward Ho
Page 83
John Burroughs (July 2)

First Lessons of Natural History
Page 84
Dr. Dall (July 5)

To the Captain [1/2]
Pages 87

To the Captain [2/2]
Pages 88