The Press: Wolf! Wolf!

Blared a headline in the Los Angeles Mirror: "WOLF BOY" REARED BY ANIMALS BOLTS RAW MEAT, SNARLS, BITES. Said the Indianapolis Star: SNARLING "WOLF BOY" FOUND IN INDIA. All over the U.S. last week, newspapers printed such sensational headlines over wire service stories from New Delhi, describing in wide-eyed fascination the discovery of a "nine-year-old 'wolf boy' " with clawlike hands and a double set of upper-jaw incisors "who walks on all fours, wolfs down raw meat and laps water like an animal . . . There was some speculation the boy might have been...

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