Animals: Mice Beautiful

Reported the New Yorker three weeks ago: "A little group of animal lovers organized . . . under the title Mouse Beautiful are out to capture the flagging interest of former guppy-and ant-fanciers. . . . Their bait, as the quick ones among you will have guessed, is mice—white ones, the same sort as those now scampering madly all over the best London drawing rooms."

The New Yorker did not reveal: that the "group of animal lovers" was one Marcia O'Day, attractive little 28-year-old brunette; that the Mouse Beautiful started as a joke among...

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