The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
Dr. Moreau is working on these strange human-animal hybrids. Leopards, pumas, apes all take on human characteristics as the result of his experiments. They walk on hind legs, master some rudimentary language, and can even be taught to do heavy lifting or work as servants.
Today, this would be enough for an IPO. Moreau Biotechnology would list on the NASD…
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