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By Dan Beard 

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If the reader desire to try his artistic skill and attempt a colored drawing of a fish, he should do it from life.  To see the fish as it really appears, a very simple contrivance can be made in the form of an aquarium, with wooden end, and glass sides; the wooden ends must have perpendicular grooves in them so that an extra pane of glass can be used as a slide (Fig. 154). 

Place the live fish in the aquarium, and when he is on one side of it quickly slip the slide in so as to imprison the fish in such a narrow place that he is unable to flop or turn around, but must patiently keep his broadside to the artist until the picture is finished.

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