Foreign News: Rats

Brown house rats grew desperate in the London Basin" district, last week, as heavy rains flooded their lairs with seepage and made sodden the nests of mother rats. Father rats shortly held a conclave, or, if they did not, the surprising event which proceeded to occur was all the less explicable. Simultaneously, the rats and ratlings poured up from their cellars by tens, scores & hundreds, to hurry, drab and sopping, out to the old Lea Valley Road toward high, unflooded Epping Forest. Pedestrians and cyclists on the road did not pause or...

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