The Egg-Poacher (A Tale of Country Life, in 3 Vols.) Vol. III [3/3]
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Illustration, Drollery, Serial
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Zoology, Breeding, Animal Behaviour
Begins by showing the frog egg-poacher as a 'habitual criminal' which tries to steal another of the duck's eggs, this time hiding itself under an umbrella. The frog steals and successfully swallows the egg but is caught by the duck, which knocks the frog down and sits on it in order to help the egg to hatch. 'The plot thickens' and a duckling hatches through the mouth of the frog, a result that prompts the frog and the duck to get married.
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