Punch,  48 (1865), 35.

The Pleasures of the Porpoise



Letter, Spoof


Zoology, Zoological Gardens, Nutrition, Animal Behaviour, Religion

    Apparently written by a women of limited literary ability, who responds to a letter in The Times from Francis T Buckland. She insists 'ow I hinvies' the porpoise, especially because of its diet of sprats and eels and its habitation in the Zoological Society Gardens. Believes the porpoise's tendency to seize fish and jerk them down 'head foremost' is very 'cristian'.

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