Savages in Suffolk
An Enemy to Gorillas
Describing his experiences during a trip on the lines of the Eastern Counties Railway Company, criticises members of the volunteer force for 'firing rifles on a railroad', adding that 'it is too bad that the Volunteers should sink in public estimation, because a few Gorillas please to act after the manner of street-boys on Guy Faux day'. (79). This refers to Paul B Du Chaillu's controversial claims regarding the aggressive nature of gorillas.
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