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GIRL'S ORDEAL.

BOUND TO A CHAIR WHILE BURGLARS RANSACKED HOUSE. Two desperate characters on Sunday night, February 14th, broke Into the house (England). At the time there were in the house Miss Jessie Deboeek, a girl of sixteen, and three younger children. The parents had gone to Bervlce nt St. Peter's Church, where Mr Deboeck Is churchwarden. They had beeu away for some time when Miss Deboeek heard the door-lati-h raised. The two dogs in the house started barking. Two men had entered the house. Miss Deboeek heard their footsteps, and ran to where she knew her mother's purse lay. The burglars threw the two dogs out of the house, and meanwhile Miss Doboeck hid her mother's purse where she knew nohorty could find it. Then she faced the Intruders. Ono of them Immedlatfly seized her anil pinioned her In a chair. "If you scream I'll murder you," he said, as he drew a piece of Iron from his pocket. The other burglar locllPil the terrified younger children In another room. They then ransacked the whole house, but found no money, and finally left disappointed. Despite their threats, Miss Deboeek ran to the front door at their heels, and screamed loudly for help. The burglars escaped, and Mr and Mrs Doboeck, when they returned, found their children and property safe.

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GIRL'S ORDEAL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 80, 3 April 1909

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