The next in our series of extracts from the fabulous 1837 Magazine of Natural History, featuring the music of snails…THREE OR FOUR YEARS AGO, whilst sitting in my room reading late at night, my attention was attracted, for several nights in succession, to a sort of low musical note, which seems to proceed from one of the windows. It occurred at short intervals, and was sometimes silent for a quarter or half an hour, and then returned again.
I thought, at first, it proceeded from something in the room, or arose from some accidental vibration of one of the strings of a pianoforte which stood near the window; but, being satisfied at length that it proceeded from the window itself, I drew up the blind, and discovered one of the common large garden snails crawling upon one of the panes.
Immediately upon my drawing up the blind, and…
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