The Crocodile Family
Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Representation, Periodicals
Responds to an argument in an 'Irish periodical' that the crocodile is not a 'malicious reptile' but 'rather a jolly dog' with a sentimental nature. Seeks further proof of the argument and points out that the crocodile's teeth are 'sadly overdrawn' if he is as inoffensive as is claimed. Resolves to continue its 'slight acquaintance' with the reptile. The illustration shows a man offering a drink to a crocodile emerging out of the water near a river bank.
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