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THE BOY IN THE BOX
Some Rabbits captured a little Boy.
Then the Rabbits fixed up a sort of
.cage made out of a box and placed
the Boy in the cage.
Of course the Boy was very unhap
py, caged up this way. He was lone
some and sick in mind and body.
But why should the Rabbits care
about that? Didn't they have some
thing to play with?
The Rabbits fed the Boy, but they
seldom fed him the things he liked,
or that were good for him. For in
stance, they gave him corn bread
when it was wheat bread that the
Boy liked. They gave him other
things to eat that he didn't like and
-which made him sick but he just
had to eat something! They placed
a dish in his cage and it was the duty
of one young Rabbit to keep the dish
filled with water but he seldom
changed the water, and the water be
came so warm and dirty and sickish
that the Boy just couldn't drink it
Every day or so a lot of the Rab
bits would take the Boy out of his
cage to play with him that is, they
would chase him around the back
yard and catch him and handle him.
until the Boy grew so afraid of them
that, one night, thinking about what
might happen to him the next day,
Boys, do you know any other boys
who treat pet rabbits as the Rabbits
treated the Boy?
Police Judge You say the prison
er struck you a violent blow. Have
you any witnesses to prove it
Prosecutor Yes, yer honor, I've
got an eye witness!
Eugene Flitcraft, Oak Park young
ster, missing. Fear gypsies have ab
ducted him. Police asked to search.
Passaic, N. J. John Riker, weal
thy gold leaf manufacturer, Delawan
na, shot and killed John Friedrich, his