The Lobster and the Lioness single work   short story   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1911 1911
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Thomson, clutching his lobster, is being escorted home from the pub by the friendly policeman, Murphy, when they encounter an escaped circus lion. Murphy bolts, but Thomson, mistaking the lion for a large dog, is unpeturbed. The lioness follows Thomson back to his boarding house and mayhem ensues.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin (Xmas edition) vol. 32 no. 1661 14 December 1911 Z618808 1911 periodical issue 1911 pg. 32
  • Appears in:
    y Bodger and the Boarders Ernest O'Ferrall , Sydney : N.S.W. Bookstall Company , 1922 Z169331 1922 selected work short story humour Sydney : N.S.W. Bookstall Company , 1922 pg. 5-16
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    y Australian Short Stories George Mackaness (editor), London : J. M. Dent , 1928 Z307556 1928 anthology short story London : J. M. Dent , 1928 pg. 230-240
  • Appears in:
    y Stories by 'Kodak' Kodak , Sydney : Endeavour Press , 1933 Z507885 1933 selected work short story humour Sydney : Endeavour Press , 1933 pg. 9 - 18
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Short Stories Henrietta Drake-Brockman , Walter Murdoch , London : Oxford University Press , 1951 Z449816 1951 anthology short story London : Oxford University Press , 1951 pg. 155-167
  • Appears in:
    y Favourite Australian Stories Colin Thiele , Adelaide : Nigel Rigby , 1963 Z221991 1963 anthology short story Adelaide : Nigel Rigby , 1963 pg. 53-63
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 108 no. 5499 24-31 December 1985 Z588275 1985 periodical issue 1985 pg. 102-106
  • Appears in:
    y Twelve Australian Yarns : A Workshop for Readers and Writers H. J. Chatfield (editor), H. J. Williamson (editor), Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1985 Z1742687 1985 anthology short story 'A talking turtle, an Australian Santa Claus, a tragic drowning, two venturesome schoolboys and a deserted hut are some of the unusual subjects of this entertaining collection of yarns. Twelve Australian Yarns, with its workshop format, focuses on spoken language and provides students with some exciting opportunities to practise their oral language skills.' (Source: Publisher's blurb) Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1985 pg. 33-40
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Humour Michael Sharkey , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 Z200257 1988 anthology poetry prose short story humour satire Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 pg. 83-89
Alternative title: Der Hummer und die Löwin
Language: German
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