11 APRIL 1891, Page 16


[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTAT031.“) SIB,—Your correspondent is apparently at a loss to account for his gardener's belief that the sun dances on Easter Day. His gardener is evidently an observer of Nature, as a gardener should be. It is a simple fact that the sun, whenever it can be seen, on Easter or any other day, does appear to be " dancin' and turnin' round all the time." Any one may see the phenomenon for himself, if he can manage to look steadily at the sun for a few seconds. It is due, I suppose, to the ex- cessive vibration of the optic nerve.—I am, Sir, &c., T. B. S.