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The Dead Lion.

The Stanley boom (says an exchange) m over. Society got dead.tired of the explorer and his young men before the end of the season, and the present disposition of people lies m. the direction of depreciating "rather than exalting their exploits. For instance^ here is "Truth" declaring that m the Transvaal the fuss we made about our latest lion excited profound derision. There are, says Labby, dozens of old Dutchmen who performed the actual journey Stanley has so talked about, and who think, nothing bf.it. They know all tabout the dark forests and, the dwarfs, and nothing Stantey c»n tell them is renlly new*. If, hpweyor, pur great explorers-popul-arity si"'Mild ever be seriously threatened if will not be by the imaginative taradiddles of Boers, but by tho .revelations' of Mr Troup and the survivors of the 'luckless rear-guard. These gentlemen, lam assured on first authority, have a sorry tale to unfold. Had Mr Stanley riot attacked their dead lender, they might have suppressed portions, but now they mean to tell the whole and leave the verdict to the public. Mr Troup's book will be issued m October and that of Mr Bonny, whom Stanley has never treated with much consideration either m public or private, a month later. Both promise sonsational revelations.

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The Dead Lion., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890

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The Dead Lion. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890

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