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AN EXTRAORDINARY FAMILY

The eaorcd hairy family is a show that Is att.raot.lng attention Id London. The hairy exhibits comprise the mather, an old woman of aixtv-tnree, and the bod, a muscular man x>f twenty-nine; 9t'a name i ia Moung Phonet ; bis wife, is an ordinary Burmese woman, who evident'y is very prondof her Esiu. The mothor, Maphoon, la blind, and haß a yoang Burmese attendant. The family were under King TWeobaw's protection, and when he ooaaed to ralgo, they enoapad to thejuneb, bat were recaptnred and brought to England, with the help of Captain Piperno, by Messrs Aroher and .Farrington, and now are exhibited by M. Farioi In the Egyptian ball, Plooadilly. Theße freaks of Nature were not born with hair ; only the years qbowed the abnormal growth. The whole of Maphoon'a f<»oe h oevered with soft ailky hair. Bey body also is covered, bnt the growth Is dying away with ad* vanning ago* She stand*. 4{t sio. The son is 6ft 9 in. Monad Phonot'a. body is body is 'avny color, and the hair Is a soft silken' floss, longest on the shonldera and arms, where It measures 6^in. He has been Well Educated, writes tta^fleee, an 3 draws He ia third m desonnt from h»lry anoeatora. It is Biid that the knjwn pedigree baglns with a man paaghc wild m tho foreitu Ib Upper Burmih, and that the Grandfather of Monng Phonet was une of the seven children of that indlvldaal. There la nothing displeasing m the appefttanoa ofjthfl mother or son.

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AN EXTRAORDINARY FAMILY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1995, 23 November 1888

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AN EXTRAORDINARY FAMILY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1995, 23 November 1888

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