Foreign News: 100 Pounds of Noses

In western India's Forest of Gir where lions roam, lived a band of dacoits (bandits). Their leader was a fierce man, for he had been arrested by the police, and he had vowed vengeance on all patels, the subcaste to which most policemen in that region belonged: he had sworn to cut off the nose of every patel he met. But the leader had barely begun to slice when he was betrayed to the police, who shot him dead.

The next leader of the band was Visa Manjaria, a religious man. He went to his favorite temple and promised to carry on...

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