I ordered a copy of The Animals Alpine Club (1913) by Graham Clifton Bingham and illustrations by G.H. Thompson from the Canadian Alpine Club’s online store. I was impressed that it was touted as Conrad Kain‘s favorite book, and I hoped it might prove interesting to young visitors to our home.
But here’s the weird bit: they spend the night in a hut and party it up, especially the hippo. Check out the bears!Fritz von Bruin is drunk, dancing on the table – and giving a Nazi salute! And this is 1913. In forty years, he’ll be rounding up hippos to make way for the Thousand Year Reich.