Punch,  59 (1870), 96.

How We Spend Our Holidays



Notes, Drollery


Scientific Practitioners, Botany, Zoology, Microscopy, Collecting, Health

    Explaining that owing to the war, 'we English are unable to take our walks abroad this autumn', describes the eccentric pursuits of some people trying to enjoy themselves on holiday. These include Professor Muddlewits who has 'been enjoying a week's fishing in his water-butt, and is now engaged in microscopically examining the treasures of the deep which he has managed to collect', and Mr Flycatcher whose most successful day—in which he gathered many insects—ended with him coming upon a wasps' nest.

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