"Look at the dogs, Ready, they are drinking the sea-water, poor things!"
"They won't drink much of that, I expect; you see they don't like it already."
"How beautiful the corals are - look here, they grow like little trees under the water, - and look here, here is really a flower in bloom growing on that rock just below the water."
"Put your finger to it, Master William," said Ready.
William did so, and the flower, as he called it, immediately shut up.
"Yes, it is; I have often seen them before: they call them sea-anemones - they are animals; but I don't know whether they are shell-fish or not. Now, let us walk out to the end of this point of land, and see if we can discover any opening in the reef. The sun is going down, and we shall not have more than an hour's daylight, and then we must look out for a place to sleep in."
"But what is that?" cried William, pointing to the sand - "that round dark thing?"
"That's what I'm very glad to see, William: it's a turtle. They come up about this time in the evening to drop their eggs, and then they bury them in the sand."