National Geographic : 1942 Jun
Poisonous Flesh and Erectile Spines Make the Porcupinefish Untouchable Called "hedgehog" in Antigua, this curious fish of the puffer family inflates itself into a globular shape with air or water when frightened. Stuffed porcupinefish are sold as curios in the West Indies. With Bell and Bellow,Quarko, Town Crier ofSt. John's, Commands Attention Loudly he announces wakes, auctions, and socials. Quarko also enjoys local fame as a song writer,his topics ranging from acoronation toarise in the cost of living. The crier prints his songs onbroadside sheets.