a fearsome critter from the puget sound . It is dried and packed in boxes like candles. fishermen are said to use them to light their homes, and that at one time all the boats on the sound used them instead of sperm-oil lamps. By putting the heads of the fish downward in a candlestick and lighting the tail, which, in conjunction with the backbone, acts as a wick, it burns like a candle. They eat this fish, and when cooking it is so fat it fries itself.