Arthur Blenkinsop, proprietor of  The Miry Lane Filling Station,  told our  reporter that his takings had quadrupled since Abigale Oglethorpe started working as pump attendant. Queues had built up right down Miry Lane and some drivers were just buying a couple of litres then rejoining the queue to be served again. The two local self service petrol stations reported very few customers.  As Arthur said “Who wants to do it yourself when Abigail will do it for you”

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Chinese city sealed off after bubonic plague death

Master Li Warned You.

"A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said.

The 30,000 residents of Yumen, in the north-western province of Gansu, are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative routes, China Central Television (CCTV) said.

A 38-year-old man died last Wednesday, the report said, after he had been in contact with a dead marmot, a small furry animal related to the squirrel. No further plague cases have been reported.”

NOTE:—KEEP AWAY FROM SMALL FURRY ANIMALS

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