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. . . But Sometimes It's Better Not To

This article first appeared in issue 16, and was written by Ed Waggener.

Mrs. Haskin Rowe, the niece of the late Edith Mercer (a native of English, Indiana, as was also Dr. Nathan Allen Mercer). She once had a farm near Richmond, Indiana. She regularly saw a bear in the neighborhood. She refused to say anything about it for a long time. After she did, a friend came up and told her, "Well, somebody else has seen your bear."

"Who"? she asked.

The answer was not one she wanted. The other person who saw a bear was the town drunk.

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