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Very Small People.

All London (says the Home News) is talking of the last wonder which has come to it—two morsels of humanity of the veritable Lilliputian type, which are now on show at Piccadilly. One weighs less than five pounds, and the other barely nine, and both afe a cqqple of feet high. The smallest, a lady, is a native of Mexico, and talks Spanish or English indifferently well ; the other, a gentleman, hails from New York. It is difficult to imagine anything funnier than the appearance of these mites,

walking up and down their tiny stage, like animated dolls. Lucia, the lady, is about eighteen years of age, full of life and spirits. The least thing sends her off into a fit of merry laughter, and she is always ready to flirt and coquette with the spectators. Her face is distinctly Mexican in feature ; she has a very long and rather peakynose, with a retreating chin and full lips. Her complexion is decidedly tawny; the little Yankee, although two years younger, is of graver aspect, as becomes his sex, but he is ready to exchange jests with the public, • and can hold nis own'well. HoftHe least amusing part of the show is the dejection of Mr. Commodore Nutt, the well-known Lilliputian, who is utterly out-dwarfed, if we may coin the word, by these almost infinitesimal pigmies. His air is one of dejection, as though, in dwarfing, the line ought to be drawn at three feet and 4 ha}f —his own height. These curious specimens of enthnological absurdity are making the tour' of the world, And may be expected at the Antipodes in due course.

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Very Small People., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 258, 2 February 1881

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Very Small People. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 258, 2 February 1881

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