This section is from the book "The Plain Why And Because", by John Timbs. Also available from Amazon: The plain why and because.
Because it emits a strong light from a horny bladder on the head, almost as large as the whole body, so that the natives of Guinea use them as lanterns. The light, according to Mad. Merian, is sufficient to read a newspaper by.
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