The ways of the wolf – archive, 1913

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19 April 1913: Author and wildlife illustrator Ernest Thompson Seton gives a lecture in London about his first job as a ‘wolver’

Mr. Ernest Thompson Seton opened his last lecture at the Aeolian Hall, London, on Thursday with the hollow call of a wolf’s rallying cry, the reality of which sent a perceptible shudder over his audience. One realised as he told in illustration of his subject, “Animal Heroes,” the story of the French wolf which was killed in the mountains of Gévaudan, what terror “the beast” must have inspired in the hearts of the 40,000 peasants who turned out to round up this hero-murderer of a hundred children.

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