The camelopard is actually one of those animals every zoo has to acquire, though like Deb, I was a bit disturbed by the outdoorsman/huntsman's attitude toward the animal myself. More than that, it bothered me that everyone seemed to think that this naturalist was somehow advancing human understanding when it was quite obvious that plenty of other human beings had seen this animal before and even possessed its SKIN. This was totally ignored in the writing. I like McGuffey Readers very much as they are short little stories and some of them are very moving. But this one warrants a "talk" with the homeschoolers, eh?
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