The Shell was a gift; I did not find it. It is unusual on the island. One does not often come across such a perfect double- sunrise shell. Both halves of this delicate bivalve are exactly matched. Each side, like the wing of a butterfly, is marked with the same pattern;translucent white.except for three rosy rays that fan out from the golden hinge binding two together.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Gifts From The Sea"