Miscellany: Toe

In Paris, a group of strikebreakers, arrested for disorder, sabotage, petitioned for release. They refused to eat; officials heeded not. Thereupon Prisoner Pierre Michel, procuring a knife, cut off his toe, laid the bleeding member on the desk of the examining magistrate, declared that, unless released, each of his mates would cut off a toe, send it to the Magistrate. Said the Magistrate: "Bandage him. Lead him to his cell."

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