Books: Gibbon's Decline & Fall

THE APES by Vernon Reynolds. 296 pages. Duffon. $10.

The primatologist's a man

Who searches where mankind began;

The Congo's matted jungle trees

Are thick with eager Ph.D.s.

And here is one more sober study

Designed to prove the ape

man's buddy—A hairy version of your brother Your sister and your uncle's mother. This Dr. Vernon Reynolds, he Can prove the noble chimpanzee Is very like to you and me; He's sorry when he's done some wrong,

Attempts to make some kind of song, Rarely does what he is told, Becomes arthritic when he's old.

Like man's, his sex life is a mess; He may aspire to faithfulness But rarely...

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