Gorilla Hunting in Great Britain
[Trident], pseud. [Henry R Howard] *
Animal Behaviour, Zoology, Human Development, Crime, Domestic Economy
The first letter of the article is made from an illustration showing several monkeys, dressed in human clothes, up a tree. The illustration portrays scenes from the story in which the (somewhat illiterate) and shocked author of the letter comments: an old woman is courageously surprised and attempts to stop a burglar (deemed a 'gooriller' by 'the author) in her house. The author complains that although 'one pays a mint o' money every quarter for perlice-rate [...] one can't take up a paper without one's being orrified by hawful deeds committed by bugglers and garotters, who goes a prowling like goorillers seeking poor old lonely unprotected females to dewour'.
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