Punch,  56 (1869), 96.


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Illustration, Drollery

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C K *


Zoology, Taxonomy, Class, Railways, Transport, Gender

    Shows part of a railway platform outside a luggage office. A large old woman, who carries a cat in her arm and pulls a dog on a lead, has left her 'Menagerie of Pets' by the office, including rabbits in a basket and a parrot in a cage. The railway porter points to her tortoise and explains that 'Station Master say, Mum, as cats is "dogs", and rabbits is "dogs", and so's parrots; but this ere "tortis" is a insect, so there ain't no charge for it!'.

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