What The Statute Did Not Say
When Benjamin F. Butler lived in Lowell, Massachusetts, he had a little black-and-tan (желтовато-коричневый) dog. One morning, as he was coming down the street, followed by the dog, a policeman stopped him and told him that, in accordance with an ordinance just passed, he must muzzle the dog.
‘Very well,’ said Butler.
Next morning he came along with the dog, and the policeman again told him of the muzzling ordinance and requested him to muzzle the dog.
‘All right,’ snorted Butler. ‘It is a fool ordinance, but I’ll muzzle him. Let me pass.’
Next morning the policeman was on the lookout. ‘I beg your pardon, General,’ he said, ‘but I must arrest you. Your dog is
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