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A Decided Preference for Pork

A PLAGUE OF RATS

Berlin has lately been suffering from a plague of rats. They came in droves into the seven wholesale warehouses of the city, and were of extraordinary size. A journal devoted to the meat trade says that the rats had been driven from their old haunts and had stormed the newly-erected wholesale market hall. Such ugly customers rendered business there quite impossible. They evinced a decided preference for pork, as a dozen fine fat pigs were demolished before they left the market.

The Nottinghamshire Guardian, Saturday 9 July 1892

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