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NFC: From "The Count of Monte Cristo"

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"Oh, do not give me credit for this, madame; it was done by the 
Romans, who much esteemed them, and Pliny relates that they 
sent slaves from Ostia to Rome, who carried on their heads fish 
which he calls the mulus, and which, from the description, must 
probably be the goldfish. It was also considered a luxury to have 
them alive, it being an amusing sight to see them die, for, when 
dying, they change color three or four times, and like the rainbow 
when it disappears, pass through all the prismatic shades, after 
which they were sent to the kitchen. Their agony formed part of 
their merit -- if they were not seen alive, they were despised when 



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