Foreign News: Medieval Monopoly

An ancient law on the island of Sark forbids anyone but the island's hereditary lord to own a bitch. The only bitch on Sark in the last few years belonged to Sibyl Hathaway, the hereditary Dame of the island. She died two years ago. At that time a mousy radio repairman named Ernest Rand decided to quit London for the quiet of the Channel Islands. Knowing nothing of Sark's quaint laws, he sailed to the island taking with him his seven-year-old terrier, Jip. Officials permitted Jip to land without question and six months later Sark's constables came around to collect Jip's...

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