Notes on the text
These notes, by John McGivering, are partly new, and partly based on the ORG. We are grateful to Alastair Wilson for various comments and suggestions. The page and, line numbers below refer to the Macmillan (London) Standard Edition of A Diversity of Creatures, as published and frequently reprinted between 1917 and 1950.
'California police used a helicopter with a bright light to try to break up a mob ...'[Page 12 line 22] frozen lightning a blinding light, like a laser.
[see KJ177/22, also KJ181/15]
The despot’s heel is on thy shore, Maryland ![Page 33 line 25] caitiffs despicable cowards (archaic).