Punch,  49 (1865), 123.

Mems from Manxland  [2/2]



Serial, Travelogue, Spoof

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Zoology, Monstrosities, Anatomy, Human Development, Extinction

    The initial letter forms part of an illustration showing the strange inhabitants of the Isle of Man, including its three-legged men (with legs arranged at equal angles around their heads), three-legged farm animals and crustaceans (with similar dispositions of limbs), and the tailless cats, fish, and cocks. Continuing his discussion of the Isle of Man, the author describes the behaviour of the three-legged men and tailless cats. Notes the disadvantages and advantages of having three legs, and laments the imminent extinction of these cats. (123)

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