History of Leith, Edinburgh

February 7, 2014

Broadside concerning the ‘Courage and Intrepidity of John McGregor’ against a shark who had killed his friend

This report begins: ‘A most Strange and Wonderful Account of the Courage and Intrepidity of JOHN M’GREGOR, a British Sailor . . . who, when that vessel was lying in Carlile Bay, on seeing a sincere Friend of his, belonging to the same Ship, snapped through the middle by a large Shark . . . jumped into the sea . . . and pursued the veracious [sic] monster.’ A note at the bottom states that the sheet was ‘Printed for the Booksellers’ and sold for a penny. for more click here

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