The Sow, p.32.

[Three Hundred Animals Contents]

THE female of the Hog species, is bred in most parts of the world. The general colour varies considerably, as in all domestic animals; the snout is long, strong and broad, well calculated to cast up the earth for food. The fertility of the Sow is very great, as each litter generally amounts to between nine and fifteen pigs, sometimes twenty, and that twice or thrice in the course of the year. 

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