Naked Mice

Londoners stroked their polls, musing. "It is all a matter of heredity," their countryman, one H. C. Brooke had announced. In collaboration with Dr. F. A. E. Crew of Edinburgh University, he had bred a strain of mice which, when 16 days old, became bald; when three weeks old, lost the fur off their backs; when a month old, ran naked. Some day, predicted Mouse-Breeder Brooke, at the present rate of shaving, clipping, singeing, bobbing, waving, shingling, barbers will be unnecessary to mankind.

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