world, and convert them speedily into
aquatic animals. Did you ever think of
sending your views on that subject to the
"The _Times_!" cried Peterkin.
"Yes, the _Times_; why not?"
"Because," said Peterkin slowly, "I once
sent a letter to that great but insolent
periodical, and what do you think it did?"
"Can't tell, I'm sure."
"_Took no notice of it whatever_!" said
Peterkin, with a look of ineffable disgust.
But to return from this digression. I was
much struck with the splendid contrast of
colours that met my eye everywhere here.
The rich variety of greens in the different
said Peterkin slowly, "I once sent a letter to that great but insolent periodical, and what do you think it did?"