'Extremes meet', as the whiting said with its tail in its mouth.
"Will you walk a little faster?" said a whiting to a snail, "There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail! See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance: They are waiting on the shingle will you come and join the dance?"
you, walk, little, faster, snail, porpoise, close, behind, us