Monday, February 21, 2011

28Apr1879, The Monster Wingless Bird

MOUNT CLARE* AND LONDON, April 28th–May 4th, 1879.
—We visited old Pro. Owen and his pretty, older sister: he delighted me with an account of the monster N.Z. wingless antediluvian bird, whose leg-bone made Owen's fame.

—Mon. Heard a fine speech of Uncle W.'s on the Budget, making mince-meat of it.

*[FN: The house of the Hugh Smiths near Richmond Park]

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