National Geographic : 1942 Jul
The fish that convoys its young THE BULLHEAD or horned pout has a well worked-out method of protecting its fry. When the young fish venture out from their home in some secluded cove, both parents ac company them. One parent, by swimming around the fry in a small circle, keeps them herded into a compact group about the size of a derby hat, while the other parent swims around them in a much larger circle. At regular intervals, the father and mother fish meet for a moment, exactly as though they were reporting to each other, and change jobs. The inner guard also crosses and criss-crosses through the school. By this method the bullhead convoys its brood through the dangers of the water, with a mini mum of casualties from pickerel, water snakes, and other submarine threats. It wouldn't be such a bad idea if every time we went out for a little trip, we had a convoy system, too, in order to keep mishaps away. But we haven't. And particularly when we're traveling in our car, misfortune can pounce on us with a vengeance. When this happens we can thank our lucky stars if we have the next best thing to a convoy system, insurance. For although insurance won't keep misfortune at bay, it certainly softens its blows. Think of this: If you hurt someone in a motor smash-up, auto liability insurance will pay for all damages for which you are legally liable, right up to the limit of your policy, settling just claims quietly and peacefully out of court. If you hurt yourself, accident insurance will take care of your hospital and doctor's bills. It will also provide you with an income to take care of your family while you are being overhauled. Your home-town Travelers agent or your in surance broker can provide you with such insur ance. He can also give you sensible advice re garding your particular needs. Moral: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of insurance. The Travelers Insurance Company,The Travelers Indemnity Company, TheTravelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.