Why did she sell seashells by the seashore?

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I know it’s a dumb question but we find seashells lying in the beach for free anyways so why would this girl sell them by the shore where people could just get them from the floor??
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I know it’s a dumb question but we find seashells lying in the beach for free anyways so why would this girl sell them by the shore where people could just get them from the floor??
Maybe ppl can’t be asked to dig for them or she has a variety of different ones ?? Idk
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Because she doesn't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.
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I know it’s a dumb question but we find seashells lying in the beach for free anyways so why would this girl sell them by the shore where people could just get them from the floor??
I learned about this when I was home schooling my grandson. They say it originates from the story of a girl called Mary Anning. She was left to look after her family when her parents died and they lived by the coast. She collected fossils and was reputed to have found a large dinosaur fossil. When she became famous for her dinosaur find, she sold her collection of fossils which turned the fortunes for herself and her family. I believe there were lyrics put to the song sometime early in the 20th century.
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I know it’s a dumb question but we find seashells lying in the beach for free anyways so why would this girl sell them by the shore where people could just get them from the floor??
Because the woman for whom the line was coined actually sold fossils.

She found them on the beaches and then sold them to tourists as souvenirs.
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To raise the money to buy a peck of pickled peppers.
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