Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine,  8 (1859–60), 234–38.

The 'Will' and the Deed: A Tale in Two Chapters



Short Fiction


Medical Practitioners, Palaeontology, Anatomy, Comparative Anatomy, Representation

    Having indicated that the reader can 'fill in the crude skeleton' of the plot of the story, encourages her not to 'despair of success', noting that 'the indefatigable Professor Owen' was shown 'the upper portion of the skull of a gorilla' and subsequently 'returned a life-size drawing of the (then) unknown animal, perfect to the minutest hair in its tail'. (236) Describes the activities of George Crusoe, a surgeon, whose wife accuses 'the poor apothecary' of being a 'fortune hunter' (237).

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