An Awful Wreck
Steamships, Cultural Geography
Describes the interpretation by some 'savages' of a mysterious iron structure cast on an African shore. Notes that they thought it might be the 'ribs of some monster Leviathan' but that it turned out to be 'the mangled remains of a lady's Crinoline'.
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