Shadows of the Week
Regular Feature, Reportage, Spoof
Astronomy, Observation, Discovery, Physical Geography, Invention
The initial letter of the first word of the article forms part of an illustration showing a bearded character sitting by a telescope from which hangs a lantern. He points towards the sky where a luminous 'W' appears. The text reports that the 'Astronomer in Richmond Park' has discovered a star, although not a new one; this may be a reference to Balfour Stewart, who was superintendent of the Royal Observatory, Kew. The article also reports on the protest of the 'North and South Poles' against their 'oppressed brethren' (in Poland), and that the sundial was invented 'by a gentleman of that name'.
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