Extra! Extra! November 11/10/15

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This time, I’m relating a short anecdote from 1934.

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The associated press headline read “Snake Reformed By Death Sentence“.

Our story takes place in Raleigh, North Carolina. The twenty third day of the sixth month in the year of nineteen and thirty four. I won’t be sharing the story verbatim as it’s just so weirdly racist in its original form.

It seems there was a snake who was in a museum there. The snake had developed a habit of breaking out of its cage and crawling into the cage with the chicken snakes. The chicken snakes became so frightened they fill ill and lost their appetite. The curator and janitor there had sentenced the snake to die at dawn, but by the next morning, it was a reformed snake with no desire to leave its cage and terrorize its neighbors.

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