Curious Creatures in Zoology
Publisher: John Ashton | ISBN: 144006136X | edition 1890 | PDF | 209 pages | 3,5 mb
" Travellers see strange things," more especially when their writing about, or delineation of, them is not put under the microscope of modern scientific examination. Our ancestors were content with what was given them, and being, as a rule, a stay-at-home race, they could not confute the stories the}' read in books. That age of faith must have had its comforts, for no man could deny the truth of what he was told. But now that modern travel has subdued the globe, and inquisitive strangers have poked their noses into every portion of the world, " the old order changeth, giving place to new," and, gradually, the old stories are forgotten.