You couldn't miss the strange markings on Sally Scallop's shell.
It was perplexing, but I thought I should ask her what she thought about it--and since she was just setting out on a slow scallop stroll, I walked along beside her.
"Do you have ANY idea about these shell markings--what they mean or who is responsible for them?" I asked her.
"No, Constable--I really haven't the foggiest--but if you think My case is odd, you should take a look at the opihi colony down at the end of the sandy path! They take the cake, as they say, for MARKINGS!"
So I hurried on down the sandy path.