The Electric Eel, pp.273-274.

[Three Hundred Animals Contents]

   HAS been gifted by Providence with the same power as that of the preceding fish. It is about three feet in length and twelve inches in circumference in the thickest part of the body. The head is broad, flat, and large, the rostrum obtuse and rounded; the eyes are small and of a bluish colour, the back is of a darkish brown, the sides grey, and the belly of a kind of dirty white. It is a native of north America. 

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