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"Buz-z-z-z-r-r-r-r," came from
the other side of thc-fence. i .
Patrolman Sullivan, who was
dragged up in the West, knew
that sound, and jumped spc feet
into the air. Then he reflected
that he was not in Arizona, and
J "Cut that out," h.e yelled, labor
ing under .the delusion that some
fresh person wasjfidding him,
v "Stop it, I say," said Sullivan,
"or I'll be comfn' around th
fince and batin' the life out or
yez." - - '
"I have warned yez. twice,"
said Sullivan. "Now this is the
last time. Will ye stop ?"
"All right thin," saidA Sullivan,
land put dne leg over the fence.
Then hd drew his flashlight, and
shed its light over the tract. ,
"Holy Tammany hall," he said,
and hastily withdrew hi? leg.
'"Taint possible, but it's there.1 I
shall go and, have a ak with the
man who owns this trac"
Then he went to the house
Cecil had purchased, and rapped,
and had the door opened to him
by Cecil himself, in a faded dress
ing gown and a tired-look.
"Ar-re ye the man thatOwns
that trac' o' land?" asked Sulli
van, t i
. ."Yes," 'said Cecil. "
"An' phwat ar-re ye usin' it.
for.?" ... k
"A snake farm," said Miles.
"I thought, av something like
that," said Sullivan, reaching out
and grabbing Cecil 'by the collar.
"Come an' tell it-to the judge.
'Tis the henhouse, for yours."
"Anything ye say may be used
'agin ye, 'so I'd advise ye to keep
yer trap sliut," said Sullivan.
"An' anyway, I'll shut-it for ye,
if ye don't. . A snake farn?, be
gorra!" Sullivan took ;Gecil to the sta
tion, and put him in the coqler.
"Yertcase'll come up Monday
"Biuv-whoTI " feed my precious
The--Talk Which Cost Him $10
snakes?" asked Cecil.- "They'll
die of starvation."
"1 hope so," said Sullivan, and
went off home by a differentroad.
Monday, Cecil was 'arraigned
in police court. Sullivan told his
"A snake farm it is he's run-
Jnjn', youronor, a snake farm
irfght fn town, with about a mil
lion snakes. I cqarge him with
assault widh'intent to kill."
"What have you to say?" asked
the judge of Cecil.
"Well,ryour honor, it is an idea