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[9 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Barnum | ]

Fourth in the “Fish Stories” Series.
Title: Barnum
Owner: Bernard M. Woof
Purchased: At the Hayward Bookshop on Bog Street for $1.25.

Bernard was looking for a misadventure because a real, good adventure seemed too rosy and sunny for his disposition that day. His face was the color of an old worn dishtowel and Larky told him if he didn’t leave the house at once and get some good industrial air, she would roll him up in the old Turkoman and send him off on a steamer to the South. So, he trod down …