'See,' said he, 'how his legs are formed for wading! What a long slender bill he has! Observe how nicely he folds his feet when putting them in or drawing them out of the water. He does not cause the slightest ripple. He is thus enable to approach the fish without giving them any notice of his arrival!
'My son,'said he,'it is impossible to look at that bird without recognizing the design, as well as the goodness of God, in thus providing the means of subsistence.'
"'Yes,' replied the boy, 'I think I see the goodness of God, at least as far as the crane is concerned; but after all, father, don't you think the arrangement a little tough on the fish?'"