Punch,  54 (1868), 166.

Something More from Our Artist

Gaston de Malaloeil


Letter, Spoof


Ornithology, Evolution, Darwinism

    Addressed to the editor of the 'Chikkin Hazard', this explains his choice of illustration accompanying PU1/54/15/7. The letter-writer points out that the bird in the illustration is a 'tame pangofflin' which is a 'variety of the spoonbill' whose 'peculiar bill' is, according to the author's ornithological friend, 'a splendid illustration of Mr. Darwin's well-known theories on the origin of species'.

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