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AND YET SURVIVED.

> ' A woman hag nine lives, like a cat/ say* an old saying. The following well t illustrates this. » A wizened, sh«iky little lady, apparently I about seventy years old, filed her claim in j the Madrid pension office the other day. > This was Maria Louisa Yunigo, the heroine j of Panto Brava, in Cuba. She is only I thirty-nine. She lived with her family on her Cuban i estate, when the insurgent chief, Quentin Bandera, attacked the place. Her people, including her husband and two sons, were 1 all killed, and Bandera, the insurgent I leader, tried to make her cry, 'Cuba r Libre!' (Free Cuba I) standing beside their i bodies. But she only shouted 'Viva f Espania!' (Long live Spain!) When Bandera beat her, she attacked ' him, tearing out one of his eyes. She wai b then scalped with a machete, her ears were relieved of diamond earrings, and f dozens of wounds were inQicted upon her. . She was left for dead, but the Spaniards, who arrived soon after, found her heart still beating, and Bhe was revived, i Two similar cases are known in South L Africa, where two young girls in a native s attack received seventeen and nineteen % spear- wounds respectively, yec lived to be a grandmothers. 1 May :' 'What part is young Snobley go--1 ing to take in the amateur theatricals ?' — i. Ethel: 'He will take tickets at the door. ;

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AND YET SURVIVED., Bruce Herald, Volume XXXI, Issue 3174, 19 June 1900

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AND YET SURVIVED. Bruce Herald, Volume XXXI, Issue 3174, 19 June 1900

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