Animals: Cup & Saucer

Chained up for five years outside the Hunter's Inn on Montauk Highway near Brookhaven, L. I. have been two black bears called Cup and Saucer. Their master, Gardner Murdock, is a grizzled oldtimer, gruff but kindly, locally famed as a duck-shooters' guide on Great South Bay.

One day last week eleven-year-old Grant Taylor Jr. had saved some apples from his school lunch. Going by the Hunter's Inn he went into the yard and tossed an apple to Saucer, the she bear. He tossed another to Cup. In hunger or jealousy, Saucer lunged to...

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