Punch,  63 (1872), 88.

Touchy Travellers





Physical Geography, Travel, Controversy, Phrenology

    Noting that the source of the Nile has only been conjectured, rather than discovered, by David Livingstone, notes that 'Other travellers are still at loggerheads about the question', their fierce letters to newspapers being explained by 'the preponderance of "Locality" and other perceptive organs over those of reflection, which contributes to make men roam, regardless of consequences, among cannibals'.

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