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December 26, 2013

Man Bites Dog


The New York Times carried an alarming item on July 28, 1874:
The man was on all fours when the words ‘Let go’ were uttered, and, making accurate allowance for the length of the dog’s chain, he arched his back, cat wise, so as just to escape its fangs, and fetched it a blow on the crown of its head that brought it almost to its knees. The dog’s recovery, however, was instantaneous; and before the dwarf could draw back, Physic made a second dart forward, and this time its teeth grazed, the biped’s arm, causing a slight red trickling. – Futility Closet

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 26, 2013 7:29 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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