Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Princess C, Lady J and the upper crust

When an explorer first enters on the investigation of so remote a place as bestia demens, they find themself as it were in a new world. They can scarcely meet with any fixed points from whence to draw their analogies.

Nevertheless, Princess C and Lady J, who went out this day with their everriculum, had the good fortune to belay one of the animals which had been so much the subject of their speculation; an idea of it will best be conceived by the attached representation, without which, the most accurate verbal description would answer very little purpose, as it has not similitude enough to any animal already known, to admit of illustration by reference.

(with apologies to Darwin and Hawkwsworth)

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