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The Siamese Twins.

The family of the Siamese twins have been left prosperous. The twins lived very happily with their wives—two young white women —who were sisters, and now there are no less than twenty-one boys and girls who claim either Chang or Eng as "father." The young people are singularly bright and well-formed, and as the twins were men of a business turn of mind, they managed to leave a comfortable fortune behind them. Lina, Chang's eldest girl, tells an amusing story of the quarrel which occurred between the brothers shortly before their death. They did not speak for several days, and tried to annoy each other m every possible way. For instance, when Eng wanted to walk, Chang insisted on sitting down, and eventually Eng had to make a most humble apology, so completely did Chang succeed m distressing him. Chang could go days without food, Eng was always hungry; consequently Chang always pulled the other way whenever Eng wanted to eat, and the poor fellow was nearly famished. It required the united persuasion of the two wives and all the children before the twins were quite on the same terms again. " But," says Miss Lina, " I am sure Uncle Eng's death was hastened by the way papa made him fast." The whole family are going to Europe, and they will probably be exhibited through the Consinents.

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The Siamese Twins., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2467, 15 July 1890

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The Siamese Twins. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2467, 15 July 1890

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