Letters, May 16, 1932

Believe or Not

Sirs:

Believe it or not, Robert L. Ripley, creator of the "Believe It or Not'' Series has just reached Sydney on the luxury liner Mariposa.

Ripley was delighted with Sydney Harbour. He was amazed to know that the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the biggest of its kind in the World. He was astonished when he saw the Laughing Jackass and found not a beast, but a bird that laughed at its own jokes.

He talked with Ornithologist A. H. Chisholm who told him about the Bower Bird, the bird which paints...

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