At the Seaside. M.A. Donahue & Company, Chicago, c.1900. "What is a shrimp, mother?" asked John, looking up from the letter he was reading. "Cousin Martha writes from London, that they had shrimp-sauce at dinner." "A shrimp, Johnny, is a little, long-tailed decapod crustacean." "Oh, stop there, mother! What am I to understand by those hard words?"