Not so long ago (reported the Popular Science Monthly last fortnight) 25 Canadian families sat down in their respective abodes to dine upon a viand new and strange. An unknown meat had been sent with the compliments of the Government, which requested only that each family relate the sensations experienced by its collective palate.

Nine families could not stomach the exotic roast. Sixteen families reported having enjoyed their meal to the utmost. The Government was elated. "That was a tough old bull," said officials....

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