MANNERS & MORALS: Americana

MANNERS & MORALS

¶ Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey Circus lion named Jackie put on one of the most sensational animal acts in Manhattan's history. Jackie leaped out of his cage, in the basement of Madison Square Garden while it was being cleaned, strolled forth, spied one Joseph Knapp, a truck driver, chased him up a flight of stairs and treed his prey atop a telephone booth. Foiled for the moment, Jackie lay down beside the lobby's Eighth Avenue doors, put his head on his paws and spent an hour staring moodily at horrified passers-by on the sidewalk outside before he...

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