Hallowe’en

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Avatar Carl Schwent
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    I guess I should tell this story from my father’s childhood. Not that he was involved, he just heard about it (so he claimed).

    This was in a small town in the ’30s and a common prank on Halloween was tipping over outhouses. One old man said he was tired of it and was going to get those dad-blamed kids with a shotgun full of rock salt. Well the pranksters realized he was in the outhouse, snuck up from behind and tipped it forward onto the door, trapping him inside.

    The next year he said that he was really gonna get ’em. Apparently he snuck out about dusk and moved the outhouse forward a few feet. When the pranksters came up from behind in the dark, they fell into the pit and heard the old man laughing from his perch in a tree.Report

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