By Ellis Parker Butler
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Not long after this, the president of the express company heard from Professor Gordon. It was a long, scholarly letter. It pointed out that the guinea pig was the cavia aparoea, while the common pig was the genus sus of the family suidae.

The president then told the head of the Tariff Department that guinea pigs are not pigs, and must be charged only twenty-five cents as domestic pets. The Tariff Department informed agent Flannery that he should...

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