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WOULD it not test the correctness of Mr. Wallace's ingenious theory as to animals finding their way back over an unseen country by their sense of smell, to shut up a cat in a basket along with a piece of stale fish, the scent of which would certainly overpower any external scent by which it might be able to trace the way back? It seems to me that many instances are on record of this curious power of certain animals, especially of cats, which are quite inexplicable on Mr. Wallace's hypothesis.

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BENNETT, A. [Letters to Editor]. Nature 7, 322 (1873) doi:10.1038/007322f0

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