Harper's New Monthly Magazine,  10 (1885), 809–10.

Editor's Drawer



Regular Feature—Anecdote, Drollery



    Recounts the droll tale of a 'two-year-old who had often heard his parents discourse on astronomy, and had seen them engaged in the study of the stars', who is 'taken to a distant city one summer'. On the evening of his arrival he is taken for a walk around the block, but 'on reaching the first corner he looked up at the houses, then at the sky, and stopped short. "Mama", said he, "I 'clare I'm all turned round: I can't find Venus"'. (810)

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