Punch,  12 (1847), 29.

Punch's Voyages and Travels



Diary, Spoof


Exploration, Discovery, Railways, Travel

    Taken from the 'Log of a Commercial Gent', this entry relates an 'attempt to discover a north-west passage from London to Edinburgh, during the late snow-storm'—an allusion to John Franklin's ill-fated attempt to discover the north-west passage. The diary consists of observations of the slow progress of the train, railway travellers, and dwindling supplies of food.

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