The next class of beings we shall proceed to notice is still lower in the scale of creation being intermediate between insects and plants.  A part of these amounting to at least a thousand species (922 plus) are either inhabitants of the sea or of obscure situations and scarcely have names in common language.  By naturalists they are called vermes- Another part of this class of animals is the various shells in the ocean and the seas and more than 2500 species of these have been named.  Another part are fixed to one spot like vegetables and yet have life and sensation and an animal organization.  So that all the species of vermes known amounts to more than 4000 (4136).

     The next link in the chain of creation carries us beyond the animal and introduces us into the vegetable kingdom.  And it is a kingdom full of varietey and beauty eminently displaying the wisdom of God.  Previous to this