Mrs. Magpie

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Mrs. Magpie
... From dictation by the Magpie, a friend of his.

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Robarts Library, the Internet Archive

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A bird-headed female figure stands with a quill in her hand, striking the pose of a writer busy with her work.

This illustration was used as a headpiece for the story titled “Histoire d’un lièvre : sa vie privée publique et politique écrite sous sa dictée par une pie, son amie,” rendered in English as “History of a Hare. Written from Dictation by the Magpie.” The English edition (London: 1877) lacks this illustration.

The caption reads in the original French: … Sous sa dictée par une pie, son amie.

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