Homepage 'de Luikerwaal'
 
A rather extensive collection of funny stories told on magic lantern slides
Part 12

Go to: part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 part 8 part 9 part 10
  part 11 part 12 part 13 part 14 part 15 part 16 part 17 part 18 part 19 part 20

The one-legged goose
A small set of magic lantern slides made by Alfred Pumphrey, c. 1880.
Portrait of Herefordshire gentleman Gentleman's cook and gardener cutting off one leg of goose while cooking
Gentleman remonstrates with cook, who says the goose only had one, and there were lots more like it Cook shows the master the geese with one leg
Of course the cook and the gardener will have eaten that goose leg themselves.
It was a clever trick. It is normal for geese to stand on one leg in winter to keep warm. They hide one of their legs under their feathers for a while and when it is warm enough, they do this with the other leg.
   
   
  Nederlandse versie......  What's new on this site?  Manual for this website.... 1997-2023 'de Luikerwaal'
All rights reserved.
Last update: 05-08-2023.
Previous page....  Top of page......