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Why did Sally sell seashells on the seashore when anyone could easily just pick them up right there?
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The sea shells were dinosaur bones. She started making money finding them when she found a ichthyosaur at 12 years old. She found the first plesiosaur.
By the time she died, at the age of 47, she had received a lifetime annuity from the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
"She sells sea shells by the sea shore." was written by Terry Sullivan in the late nineteenth century with her in mind.