Escape from the Serpent of Ceylon
Miraculous escape from the royal serpent of Ceylon. Caption bellow illustration: "In dreadful anticipation of the worst, I looked around, when I saw a monstrous serpent of enormous size crawling slowly out of the opening I had just entered but a few minutes before."
B. L. Hamlen The Museum of History or Narratives of the Most Remarkable and Interesting Events, Which have Taken Place in Ancient and Modern Times. (New Haven, CT: H. Mansfield, 1921)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman