How to Get Rid of Rats. A Receipt That Killed 3,000 in a Night
Article on exterminating rats concludes with a humorous anecdote concerning a rat that was used to connect a lateral wire to the leading-line during repairs to the London telegraph system. At the end this 'latest addition to the staff of the Post Office [....] was set free in recognition of the service it had rendered'.
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