Barney Short Story


“We are alone on the island now, Barney and I” pg. 211

“I can only believe the attempt was made under the influence of alcohol, it was so clumsy” pg. 211

“For the past few days I have had to keep Barney confined and how he hates it” pg. 212

“After a quick survey of the room he returned to his cage, sprang up on the door handle, removed the key with his teeth, and before I could stop him, he was out the window” pg. 212

“By the time I reached the yard I spied him on the coping of the well, and I arrived on the spot only in time to hear the key splash into the water below” pg. 212

“In order to facilitate my descent into the well I knotted a length of three – quarter – inch rope at one – foot intervals to make a rude ladder” pg. 213

“A few feet from the top, I heard excited squeaks from Barney, and upon obtaining ground level I observed that the rope was almost completely severed” pg. 213

“Poor Barney is dead an soon I shell be the same” pg. 213

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