Proofs that Parliament is Up (With a Sub-Editor's Compliments)
Meteorology, Electricity, Animal Behaviour, Archaeology, Superstition
Presents descriptions of seven deliberately absurd reports from various English locales including news that some people in Gloucestershire attribute the decline in lightning strikes on a church steeple to the erection of a lightning conductor, the prediction of severe winter weather from the flight of birds over the Salisbury Plain, and the excavation, near Petersham, of a knife marked 'r. o. g. e. r.' which was attributed to Roger Bacon.
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