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lifted up bis trunk arid let out a
Rooney and Nelligan did not
wait to see what Nero wanted.
They -went around to the next
block and climfred.atree. t
Nero followed them rto the
front of the tree and 'surveyed
them gloomily. Then 'he reached
up his trunk. Put Nelligan and
Rooney had thought of that.
They were quite high up in 'the
Nero stripped a few branches
from the. tree, just tp'show what
h.e could do if he felt like it, and
then went on his happy and earth.
quaky way.. - '
The patrol wagon, in charge
of Sergeant Win. Fi Egan, apf
peared, approaching- Nero from
"Halt!" yelled Sergt. Egan to
Nero, flourishing his gun. c
Nero halted never a halt. The
patrol wagon came after him, its
bell clanging furiously.
It mustfhave been the bell that
annoyed Nero. He turned, ripped
off a shrill trumpet and charged
toward the patrol wagon.
The driver of the patrol wagon
obeyed the order of Sergt. Egan,
which was quite explicit. Heisaid:
'Drive, darn you! Drive like
After chasing the patrol wagon
for six blocks, Nero got disgust
ed. He turned down a side street
and strolled off, while the resi
dents rung up the. police to find
out where the earthquake was.
About an hour later Nero was
discovered by his keeper brows
ing in a turnp field at Sixty-thif d
and Jus.fineTtrje'ejrsr The keeper
slapped' Ngro .for rnaking a dis
turbance! "and EJerfohung hjs
head anjlollowjejthe keeper
home qu$&peacea!blyM -
"Sixo'clock jtirne 'to wake up
that tourist!"' ' ,'
'So! Good mornipgl
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