Animals: Robins, Squirrels, Rats, Pigs

U. S. newspaper readers were indignant last week at a cable dispatch from England. To the Manchester Guardian a correspondent had addressed himself as follows :

"The American robin redbreast (named mistakenly by the English settlers after the real robin in England) is a thrush. He is a large bird with a dull red breast and he struts across the lawns with the characteristic thrush walk. . . . The American squirrel ... is a large grey rat. . . ."

U. S. indignation soon found a spokesman in the New York Sun....

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