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“Oh, brothers, look at that fine big Culex coming to our pond!” cried Stethorynchus, a lively little Stickleback that lived in a marshy place near Yorkadelphia.

“Keep quiet, you fool!” cried Cataphractus (who, though he had but two sticklers, had a broad, intelligent forehead, and was highly respected among the Gasterosteidae). “Can’t you see she is coming to lay her eggs?”

“It is not a Culex at all, you microcephalous idiot; don’t you see by the straight line of her back that that is an Anopheles? said Polyplectron, with characteristic rudeness.

“So much the better”, returned Cataphractus. ..text continues