The Grayling, pp.245-246.

[Three Hundred Animals Contents]

   IS longer than the trout, and measures sometimes twenty inches in length. The back and sides are of a silvery grey, and when the fish is first taken out of the water, slightly varied with blue and gold. The coverts of the gills are of a glossy green, and the scales are large. He is found in clear rapid streams in the north and west parts of England, and also in Lapland. It is a very good food and in perfection in the month of December. 

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