Medicine: Eye Popper

Linton Perry, little Negro boy who lives on a farm south of Macon, Ga., is not smart for his eleven years. Nor can he read or write. But he can do what no other person in the U. S. and only one other (a Cuban) in the whole world, so far as is known, can do. He can pop his right eye out of his head, and draw it back into its socket. If that does not startle the beholder, he will pop out the left eye, then jerk the pair alternately in and...

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