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SQUASHED DOG STORIES
Newspapers have a (01) __________ for what the French FOND
call “squashed dog” stories. In England, they are “goldfish
emerging from bathroom tap” stories. Such stories run under
the “Man Bites Dog” (02) __________ . From France comes HEAD
the story of an (03) __________ savage attack on an old man EXCEPT
near Calais carried out by a swarm of bees. The scenario might
have pleased Hitchcock. The victim was (04) __________ himself SUN
in his garden at the time. The firemen were called but were
driven back into their van by the (05) __________ of the insects. FIERCE
After 45 minutes someone arrived with (06) __________ clothing PROTECT
and (07) __________ . By then the man sitting in the deck chair was INSECT
dead, covered in hundreds of stings, most of them on his eyelids.
The French liked the story from London about grafting a pig’s
kidneys on to a human patient. They went for the animal rights
angle. They like the idea of putting a (08) __________ ring round SECURE
the hospital to repel people who are intent on rescuing the pig from
(09) __________ . From London, too, came the story of the brown MEMBER
paper parcel in London’s main parcel sorting office, a parcel which
moved. Packages do not normally move very quickly through the post
office at the best of times, but this one was definitely frisky. A lady
customs officer was summoned to X-ray the package. The X-ray
revealed a (10) __________ reptile called a gila monster wrapped in a sock. POISON
The subsequent police trail led to a salesman in Hampshire whose
back bedroom was filled with rattlesnakes, lethal lizards, snapping turtles
and a python, most of which he had sent himself through the post.
01. fondness, 02. headline, 03. exceptionally, 04. sunning, 05. fierceness,
06. protective, 07. insecticide, 08. security, 09. dismemberment, 10. poisonous.
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