The Sea Serpent
N, pseud. [William Newman] *
Monstrosities, Zoology, Controversy
Circumlocutionary discussion of the probable existence of the 'Sea Serpent', which concludes, from its own 'peculiar sources', that the monster is 'something like a horse' to some and 'very like a whale' to others. Challenges Richard Owen's claim that the monster is a 'Seal desirous of taking an ice', and thinks it will be appearing in Christmas pantomimes and on household objects. Illustrations depict these appearances.
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