Punch,  19 (1850), 135.

Headless Hoax



News-Commentary, Drollery


Monstrosities, Electricity, Charlatanry

    Reports on an 'Irish gentleman' who reasoned that the sea serpent was an electric eel because he had received an electric shock from a sprat gorged by the beast. Points out that the same person might expect to be shot by the charge in a bird recently shot.

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