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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Peter, the Wild Boy

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A savage creature of 13 years of age, found in 1725 in a forest of Hanover, who was accustomed to walk on all fours, and climb trees like a squirrel, living on wild plants, grass, and moss, and who could not be weaned from these habits, or taught to speak more than a syllable or two; he wore a brass collar with his name on it; at length refused all food, and died in 1786.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Peter, the Wild Boy'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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