Rats being killed

Rats being killed

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Caption: Rats being killed, 'The celebrated Dog Billy killing 100 Rats at the Westminster Pit'. The dog, Billy, killed 100 rats, as a wager, in under twelve minutes on the 13th May 1821. Image taken from P. E.'s Anecdotes of the turf, the chase, the ring, and the stage embellished with thirteen coloured plates, designed from nature, and etched by T. Lane. Originally published in London, 1827.

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