Describes the havoc caused in his house when his son launched a 'dreadful little gimcrack'—a 'sort of compound of windmill and a humming top'. Concludes that 'the toy was constructed upon scientific principles' and while knowing 'nothing about "scientific"', believes the inventor 'had very loose principles'. The illustration shows the windmill and its base.
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