The Best Poultry and Canine Pilferer Anywhere

Of all the long-gone folks in The Colorful Characters of St. Louis, my favorite is Tom Goabout, a champion of stealing chickens and dogs. So busy was he that the Post-Dispatch ran about 70 stories about him from 1885 to about 1903. Here is one of them:

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