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This etext was prepared by Amy E. Zelmer.
CORAL AND CORAL REEFS*
by Thomas H. Huxley
*[Foonote] A Lecture delivered in Manchester, November 4th, 1970.
THE subject upon which I wish to address you to-night is the structure
and origin of Coral and Coral Reefs. Under the head of "coral" there
are included two very different things; one of them is that substance
which I imagine a great number of us have champed when we were very
much younger than we are now,--the common red coral, which is used so
much, as you know, for the edification and the delectation of children
of tender years, and is also employed for the purposes of ornament for
those who are much older, and as some think might know better. The
other kind of coral is a very different substance; it may for
distinction's sake be called the white coral; it is a material which
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