A Lion-Hunter's Museum
Essay, Drollery; Extract, Reportage, Spoof
Hunting, Museums, Exhibitions, Ethnology
Describes the ways in which 'The celebrated Lion-hunter of Belgravia, Mrs. Nimrod' lured and hunted literary lions 'all over the Metropolis', exhibiting those she caught at gatherings of 'three or four hundred fashionable people'. Reports that she intends to open a museum of the 'trophies and curiosities' she has collected during her hunting career, in competition with Roualeyn G G Cumming's museum in the Haymarket. Lists items from the catalogue of the museum, which include 'The iron ring that fell from the nose of one of the Ojibbeway chiefs'.
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