|"Hullo everyone ~ I'm a quagga!"|
Published in Six Common Things, November 1893
(First read 04/08/2014)
Casting about for Something To Write About, EFB pays a visit to the zoo (undoubtedly London Zoo) and produces various sketches of the animal life. As always, our favourite author excels himself when talking about animals ~ here he tackles parrots¹, seals, storks, bears, dingoes, snakes (for which creature he exhibits a peculiar venom² which can only be described as biblical), and, at some length, monkeys. All good clean fun. Unlike the majority of zoos, which any civilized person wouldn't even keep a quagga in. [joke]
You can read it online here.
¹ Again ~ see Jack and Poll.
² Pun unintentional.