The Boy Captain: A Tale of Adventure by Land and Sea. Part II. Chapter XX—A Happy Re-Union [42/43]
Entomology, Collecting, Publishing, Light, Instruments, Discovery, Heroism, Amateurism
Describes Cousin Benedict's determination to produce 'an elaborate treatise upon the "Hexapodes Benedictus" hitherto unknown to entomological research'. Although he relishes the fact that he has the magnifying glasses and other 'proper appliances' to undertake this research, he is horrified to discover that the hexapod is 'a common spider' which dealt a 'blow to his aspiration' to have his 'name high in the annals of science'.
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