Punch,  38 (1860), 149.

The Kookees and the Cookies



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Phrenology, Adulteration, Narcotics, Nutrition, Disease

    Following an article in the Calcutta Englishman, notes striking similarities between the Indian 'Kookees' tribe and 'Cookies' (cooks): they are both pests, they have similar 'propensities and passions' (as indicated by their phrenological 'bumps'), they are both destructive (they break objects) and cruel (either by organising violent raids or by slow poisoning and bad cookery), and they both have 'plundering propensities'.

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