Thurber, James
August 1960
New Yorker;8/27/1960, Vol. 36 Issue 28, p25
The author argues that man has come to blame his faults and flaws on the other creatures. He has blamed his frailties and defects on the birds, the beasts, and the insects. Various examples of laudatory phrases about the other animals that have passed into general usage. He claims that the English and American vocabularies have been vastly enlarged and enriched by the multitudinous figures of speech that slander and libel the lower animals.


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