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The traffic department had confirmed agent Flannery that he should take the 160 Guinea-pigs to Mr. Morehouse and collect 25 cents for each of them.

Agent Flannery wired back: We have got it eight hundred now. Shall we collect for eight hundred or what? How about the sixty four dollars a day for cabbages fee for them? Many letters went back and forth. Flannery was crowed into a few feet at the extremely front of the office. The Guinea-pigs get all the rest of room.

Time kept moving on, as the letters continued to go back and forth. Flannery now had 4064 Guinea-pigs, he was beginning to loose control looked at himself. Then he got a telegram for the company and said: Area in Guinea-pig bill, collect for two Guinea Pigs 50 cents. Flannery ran all the way to Mr. Morehouse’s home but Mr. Morehouse had moved. Flannery searched him in town but without success.

He returned to the express office and found the 206 Guinea-pigs had entered where the cents he left the office. At last, he got an urgent telegram from the main office. Send the pigs to the main office of company at Franklin. Flannery did so, soon came another telegram: Stop sending pigs, warehouse full. But they kept sending them.

Agent Flannery finally got free of the Guinea-pigs, rules maybe rules, he said. But so long as Flannery ran this express office. Pigs is pets, and cows is pets, and horses is pets, and lions, and tigers, and Rocky Mountain goats is pets and rate on them is twenty five cents. Then he looked around then said cheerfully. Well, anyhow, it is not as bad as it might have been. What if them gave Guinea-pigs had been elephants.

You have heard the story: Pigs is Pigs, it was written by Ellis Parker Butler. Your story teller was Shep O’Neal. The story was published by Random House in 1945, in the best American Humorist short stories. It is copyrighted, all rights reserved. For VOA Special English this is Shirley Griffith.
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