Naturally, Japan tried to get into the broom market. It shipped some of its own make to Canada, but Canadians declared them inferior and the Japanese quietly withdrew.
As we dimly recall, Uncle Remus invented the plot, the characters and the denouement.
There they were, 18 members and 32 hounds of the 250-year-old Barlow Hunt, riding wildly across the countryside of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire in full pursuit of a fox. They were closing in fast near the village of Killamarsh when the fox was seen to slow down. Carefully, he picked his way through what appeared to be a large puddle of shallow water. He got through it and resumed speed. But he turned his head back just long enough to observe the hounds floundering in hundreds of gallons of thick waste tar from a factory.
"It was horrible," said Miss Elsie Wilson, master of the hunt. "The fox obviously knew his way across the tar, and the hounds were following so fast they didn't realize what they were running into."
It took four hours to clean the worst of the tar off the hounds, and frequent renewals of their straw for a week after to restore them to something like their old selves.
Brer Fox laughed and laughed.
A good police car, like a good sports car, should be agile in traffic and faster than anything else on the road. In recognition of this principle, Europe has begun to develop a new law enforcement breed, the sports-car police.
In Germany, for instance, the routine highway patrol car still is the little Volkswagen but, for more sophisticated game that the VW could not hope to catch, there is now the sleek, fleet Porsche 356, with a top speed of 113 mph. The Porsche also casts its shadow of justice over the roads of Holland, Belgium and Finland.