THE BUFFALO COURIER
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1913
ST. LOUIS SEES A SEA SERPENT
St. Louis at last has a sea serpent story!
It - the serpent - made its appearance in
the river des Peres, near Franklin bridge
The ugly head appeared suddenly above
the peaceful and conventionel stream
which has boasted nothing more vicious or
terrible than crawfish.
When the witnesses had recovered from
their fright they pelted the head with stones
and sticks. It winked its eye stoically
not to say philosophically, and calmly
ducked beneath the water and was seen
Some there were prosaic enough to say
it was a crocodile or alligator but others
insisted it was a really, truly seashore,
summer resort sea serpent.
Anyhow, an alligator or a crocodile has
as little business in the River des Peres
as a sea serpent.—St. Louis Republic.