Side Show Studies

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,829 / 97 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 212
Added to site: 2007.11.20
mnybks.net#: 19121
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Liberty of Franz and the Rebellion of Fuzzy Wuzzy
The Bite of a Rattler and the Sad Fate of Big Pete
The Amorous Baboon
Feeding the Serpents and a Grand Transformation
The Lioness Skirt Dance and the Inconsiderate Python
The Animal Barometer and the Eternal Feminine
Making a Star Lion and An Interrupted Temperance Meeting
Kalsomining An Elephant
The Hypnotic Bear and the Sentimental Lecturer
The Tragedy of the Tigers and the Power of Hypnotism

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ng a few lumps where some stray brickbats landed, and the next time I saw Merritt was in Chicago, and he was on crutches and had his head covered with plaster."

No thunderbolt dropped from the blue dome over the Dreamland tower, and the Proprietor, with a childlike and bland smile on his face, motioned to the waiter to refill the glasses.


THE BITE OF A RATTLER AND THE SAD FATE OF BIG PETE


THE BITE OF A RATTLER AND THE SAD FATE OF BIG PETE

Like the pitcher which went to the well until it met the proverbial fate, the trainer entered the lion's den once too often, and what remained of him was placed in an ambulance and taken to the hospital. After the performance for the evening was over, Baltimore, the bad lion, who had suddenly developed a craving for human flesh, had been dealt with by the Proprietor of the menagerie in a manner which would spoil his appetite for many a day to come and make him remember that trainers cannot be mangled with impunity.

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