The Mysteries of Trade
Monstrosities, Language, Comparative Anatomy, Amusement
Discusses an announcement in 'one of the papers' for the sale of 'Dry Germans' that appear to be 'half ox, half cow'. Observes that this 'ethnological specimen [...] never [...] crossed our scientific path before' and proposes to write to Richard Owen 'on the subject', suspecting the hand of Phineas T Barnum in the business.
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