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    In “Between Man and Beast,” Monte Reel tells the story of the 19th-century explorer Paul Du Chaillu, who returned from Africa with evidence that a creature of myth — the gorilla — actually existed.

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    Mr. Paul Du Chaillu Lecturing to the Young Folks of Boston, an engraving from Harpers Weekly, 1869.

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