Punch,  41 (1861), 215.

The Plaint of the Club-Men

Lionel Rattlecash


Letter, Spoof


Animal Behaviour, Commerce, Class, Human Species, Human Development

    Agreeing with a Globe article describing the 'hardships which this new Bankruptcy Act [...] will inflict upon swells and decent fellows', insists that 'every decent fellow is a member of some club, the Gorillas that ain't may take care of themselves', and laments that fact that such fellows suffer the 'monstrous injustice' of losing their club membership due to bankruptcy. This article trades on Paul B Du Chaillu's controversial claims regarding the aggressive nature of gorillas.

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