C K *
C K *
Astronomy, Instruments, Observation, Scientific Practitioners, Gender
Shows a frosty night scene at the back of a house. In the middle of a snow-covered lawn, the bald-headed Professor Parallax kneels on the grass to look through his telescope at the star Capella, which is high in the night sky. The Professor urges the corpulent Mrs Spudgrove to stoop down and observe the star, but as the caption explains, she has already seen several other heavenly objects and has 'almost had enough of it'.
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