Miss Daisy Leiter has brought back from
a story about
Cluirles Darwin: London
"Two English boys," said Miss Leiter, "being friends of
Darwin, thought one day that they would play a
joke on him. They caught a butterfly, a grasshopper, a beetle and a centipede,
and out of these creatures they made a strange, composite insect. They took the
centipede's body, the butterfly's wings, the grasshopper's legs and the
beetle's head, and they glued them together carefully. Then, with their new bug
in a box, they knocked at Darwin's
“’We caught this bug in a field,' they said. 'Can you tell us what kind of a bug it is, sir?”
looked at the bug and then he looked at the boys.
He smiled slightly.
" ‘Did it hum when you caught it?” he asked.
" ‘Yes.' they answered, nudging one another.
" ‘Then,' said
'it is a humbug.’”