Sunday, August 09, 2009

News from the Past - August 9, 1929

This one is from the Mountain Democrat, out of Placerville California.
Boy, 4, Pounds Dog Biting
Sister With Rocks: Hero

Henry Pierroz, son of Mr. and Mrs. VicVic Pierroz, living west of Placerville, may be only 4 years old, but he's a hero, just the same.
If you doubt it, just listen to this:
Tuesday afternoon at their home, a dog bit Henry's sister, Jeanette, aged 8 years. The dog didn't just bite and run, he bit and hung on like a Baston bull at the seat of a tramp's pants.
Henry wasn't big enough to pull the dog away so he found a big rock and hammered the dog on the bead until he let go. Jeanette was not badly bitten.
I have to admit I don't get the idea of "hung on like a Baston bull." Don't bull's usually charge? I am guessing this is a phrase I don't fully understand.

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