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    Performing seals in the circus perform various tricks.

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    "A performing seal's life is full of head work - and patience alone helps the trainer - though they are marvellous natural balancers - "

    Performing seals in a circus ring balance balls on their noses, then throw them back at their trainer. C/U of one of the seals balancing a ball on his nose. "Seals are most sensitive animals, with an innate love of play. They are the boys and girls of the ocean -!" Various things are given to the seals to balance. The keeper then throws one of the seals a little hat which it catches then flips around.

    "Their sense of balance and time is uncanny - " One of the seals climbs up a little ladder affair with a large ball balanced on its nose. It then walks backwards down the other side of the steps. Another seal walks up and down the steps with a stick balanced on its nose with a ball balanced on top of that. The last trick is performed by a seal with a stick balanced on his nose, on the end of this is a fish. The seal flips away the stick then catches and eats the fish.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review in either issue number 541 or 542 (paper records states the former, title card the latter.)

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:21:00 / 01:26:13:00
    EP 224

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