Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-catcher

After 25 Years' Experience

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Author: Ike Matthews
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,531 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40
LoC Categories: TX, PN
Downloads: 758
Added to site: 2005.12.07
mnybks.net#: 12072
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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four of these firms are suffering from the damage the Rats are doing. Well, one or two of these firms may go to the expense of having the Rats cleared away. But between the two buildings there may be a hardware business or ironmonger's shop, where Rats cannot do any harm to their goods. The owners of these shops will not go to the expense of having Rats caught, nor will they let us go into their shops at midnight; therefore the result is the Rat-catcher in his trapping and ferreting is limited to these two places, and all he can do is to catch some and drive the rest into the hardware shop. When under the floors in such places one finds there has been so many alterations made at different times that one joist may be a foot or six inches below the other, and when the Rats are completely driven out of these places it would require joiners and bricksetters to work for weeks under the floors to stop the Rats returning. And most firms will not go to this expense. I only give my readers this as an illustration

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

A fascinating perspective into the life of a rat-catcher at the turn of the century. You will certainly learn some intricate details about trapping rats, ferrets, dogs, and receive a charming bit of social commentary.


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