Transport, Invention, Animal Behaviour
In the first, larger, illustration, a man is seen running inside a large ellipsoidal cage on the ends of which are attached giant wheels. The caption explains that the man, Little Biffin, based his invention on the behaviour of mice in a cage: he had 'experience of white mice' in his 'early days', and thus invented a 'velocipede, airy, light, commodious, and entirely free from danger'. A smaller illustration shows Biffin sitting 'In repose' at the bottom of his stationary velocipede.
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