BOY THAT BEAT A COUGAR
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 10 - Four children of Mr. Rodenberg,
whose home is a Big Skookum, go to a public school house a long way off.
On Wednesday these children, on the road homeward, were straggling along
at some distance from one another, when a cougar sprang out of an ambush
and seized the little boy who brought up the rear. He was the youngest of
the party, only six years old. The cougar seized the lad by the head and
sat upon him, snarling at the other boy of the party, an eight-year-old
youngster, who came running with might and main to save his brother.
The brave boy had in his right hand a milk bottle of heavy glass. He took
hold of one of the cougar's ears and with the bottle began to beat the snarling
beast over the head. At the third or fourth blow the bottle broke and a hundred
fragments of glass were scattered about. It is possible that some of the
fragments entered the cougar's blazing eyes, for as soon as the bottle broke
he let got his hold and ran off, plunging into the bushes, from which he
did not again emerge.
Meanwhile, the unhurt children took the wounded boy into a neighboring farmhouse.
The wounds were all flesh wounds and when they had been dressed the little
fellow laughed at them and started for home.
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