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Pigs, Pocks, Panegyrics

The Story. Peter Pock, Jr., was born in a bed of roses with a silver spoon in his mouth.

His father, a pork-packer, had started life with but a single pig, but so brilliantly had he manipulated that lone porker, that he had at length attained unto dizzying financial plenitude and a mansion on Chicago's Gold Coast. He had, moreover, a passion for cleanliness. In public life, he stood for: "Clean Water Supply (Prohibition!), Clean Education (Paul Revere's Ride!), Clean Literature (Pollyanna!), Clean Minds...

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