1906 03 09

1906 March 9th         Salisbury – A Bull in a Book Shop

A very unusual incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon at the business premises of Messrs Brown and Co., booksellers and stationers, of the Canal. Hurried and flurried by its driver, and frightened by the bustle around, a bull which was being driven along the street suddenly made a rush for the open door and unceremoniously burst into the shop. Fortunately, just at the moment, there were no customers inside, who might have been injured, but a large pile of books were scattered broadcast over the floor and considerably damaged by being trampled upon, while several panes of glass were broken. The exciting situation was heightened by the animal forcing its way behind a counter and thus placing itself in such a position that it could neither move forward nor turn around. The bulls dilemma, however, afforded an opportunity for many hands to seize it by the tail, and in this undignified fashion it was pulled into the street. A big crown watched the episode.

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