A Domesticated Seal

A gentleman once succeeded in taming a seal. It appeared to possess all

the sagacity of the dog, lived in its master's house, and ate from his

hand. He usually took it with him in his fishing excursions, upon which

occasions it afforded no small entertainment. When thrown into the water,

it would follow for miles the track of the boat; and although thrust back

by the oars, it never relinquished its purpose. Indeed, it struggled so

hard to regain its seat, that one would imagine its fondness for its

master had entirely overcome the natural predilection for its native