Wild Children

(1) Peter the Wild Boy. (See above.) (2) Mlle. Lablane, found by the villagers of Soigny, near Châlons, in 1731; she died at Paris in 1785, at the supposed age of sixty-two.

(3) A child captured by three sportsmen in the woods of Cannes (France) in 1798. (See World of Wonders, p. 61, Correspondence.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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