Ten little hermit crabs scuttle to the beach, Down swoops a seagull Screech! Screech! Screech! Hush says the seashore, Shh says the sea, How many hermit crabs will there be? Ten little hermit crabs are exploring the beach, but one by one they disappear until there is only 'One little hermit crab alone on the pier' ...Little children will eagerly shoult out the number of hermit crabs left after each one disappears, counting down from 10 to 1, when the last lonely crab is happily reunited with all its friends.