In Manhattan, to comfort his
only son, widowed Patrolman Joseph McReddy bought a canary to replace
the son's pet Chip which had died while the son was at school. The new
bird escaped out the window. Father McReddy rushed to the tenement
house roof, fell off the fire escape. When son McReddy came home he
found his father dead as well as his canary.
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