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dead rat - AAago"Cltr Sheriff Crofutt, of buvhi, wuu.,...
AAago"Cltr Sheriff Crofutt, of buvhi, wuu., wwgMb ku us supposed supposed to be a Guinea cock for breeding Eurposes. It turned out to be a hen, so s made a pet of It and turned It tu with bis large stock of Brahmas. A day or two ago there was such a commotion in the chicken yard that Mr. Crofutt left the dinner tattle to investigate tlie dis turbance, .from bis back stoop be saw a large rat fastened to one of bis small Brahma hens. The oklcken was flattering flattering about, and it scorned to be all tin wfth It. From the other end of the yard the Guinea hen and the rooster flew at the rat with suoh ferocity that It relunaed its bold on the Brahma and went for the Guinea hen. Then began a battle between between the little game ben and the rat. The rat sprung and bit, and the hen picked and scratched, Oier on his back wf nt the rat with the Guinea picking the f jir from its body. Finally the rat got on his feet and made s down for liberty, but the little hen was after it, and it was forced to turn and fight aguin. In a minute there was streaks of blood on the gray coat, and the rat, mors dead than alive, at last made Its escape in a hide under the coop. It was a fight, said Sheriff Crofutt, worth going miles to aee.

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  1. The Fort Wayne Sentinel,
  2. 05 Sep 1891, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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