Mohammed Abn Said, "Chicf Spooa and Ladlo Maker to the Conimander üf the Faithful," carne to know what Owen thonht about (he phenix aud whether tb bowl of a ladle which ha bronght with him for exaruiuation was not made froni the boak of that bird. Ir. was identified as comiug frotu a more authentic source - the helmeted hornhül of Ceylon, of which there wasfortnnata]y a epecimen in the museum. "The head and beak were brought into my sturly aml lianded to the oriental He examiued it very deftly, comparhig the boalc with the bowl, and then exclaimed, with astonishment and reyorence: -'Ood is great. That surely is the birdl'