Animals: Rat Man

"I hate rats," hisses James Lorenz Nicholes, with a sinister smile upon his small, ratlike features. "I would rather kill a rat than an elephant—any day." Had they been wise, 8,000,000 rats would have fled Chicago last month, for James Lorenz Nicholes was there.

It is a wise rat that knows its own fodder. Chicago's rats were scurrying out of their retreats by the thousands last week, slinking away to shudder and die in gutters and alleys. James Lorenz Nicholes, famed ratkiller, well knows the limitations of a rat's wisdom. A rat...

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