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The Crocodile, the Dog and the Wardrobe December 3, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
The Crocodile, the Dog and the Wardrobe

Beachcombing always enjoys the passion with which nineteenth-century naturalists captured and then observed their prey, from sugaring early gas lamps to taking out the rifle whenever a rare bird flew into their garden. He particularly enjoyed this passage (just sent in by a correspondent) from the works of that German polymath Alexander von Humboldt (1859), […]