Punch,  52 (1867), 114.

A Little Word from a Little Bird

A Cock Sparrow


Letter, Spoof


Ornithology, Cruelty, Hunting

    Written from the perspective of a little sparrow, the letter-writer tells Mr Punch of his alarm at reading an advertisement for a new West End club for shooting sparrows and starlings. Laments that while he has recently become engaged to another sparrow he feels that his future family will be threatened by the activities of this club. Suggests that he might have to remain a bachelor.

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