Punch,  11 (1846), 206.

A Gigantic Task



News-Commentary, Drollery


Palaeontology, Zoology

    Believes the report that Richard Owen 'examined the remains of at least four thousand elephants' is an 'exaggeration', because not even the 'most active of Custom House officers' can 'get through an examination of their trunks in the time which it is alleged has been all that Professor Owen devoted to the elephants themselves'.

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