Foreign News: Rope v. Axe

Two quarrelsome wenches proved last week on the old Toluca road near Mexico City whether the rope is mightier than the axe.

Axe-wench Melquiades Luna rushed with flashing machete upon Rope-wench Dorotea Mancilla who sat astride a prancing pinto pony. As the axe swung the pony pivoted and the lasso hissed. Caught and pinioned by the terrible rope, Axe-wench Melquiades was dragged over pebbly ground 150 ft., screaming for mercy. Neighbors said that shrewd Rope-wench Dorotea had challenged her rival to their curious duel "about something that has kept them angry at each other...

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