Friday, March 30, 2012

Tramp Sinks Into Earth

"Mrs. Bice could not see the fellow during this time as they were on opposite sides of the carpet. Suddenly the man was heard to exclaim "Poor Reddy is gone this time." When Mrs. Bice stepped around the carpet she discovered that the tramp had sunk into the earth almost up to his chin, with the earth rapidly closing in on him. Mrs. Bice immediately summoned aid, and it required the combined efforts of four men to extricate the unfortunate "Reddy," who was more dead than alive." - from "Tramp Sinks Into Earth," La Crosse Republican Leader (April 24, 1897).

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