Boy's Own Paper,  2 (1879–80), 621–22.

A Family Genius



Illustration, Drollery; Parable

Relevant illustrations:

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Scientific Practitioners, Genius, Invention, Machinery, Time, Instruments, Morality

    Represents the story of 'a scientific youth' who loved 'mechanics' but whose attempt to mend a clock and to build a flying machine (using the legs of chairs) failed catastrophically (621). The story ends when the boy's parents peg him on a washing line and thus keep him away from mischief.

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