A Stupid and Cruel Hoax

On Thursday in last week one of the donkey drivers of Skegness, went to Horncastle with two of his animals stating that he had received a letter from Mr. John Pinkett requesting that they might be left in his charge for the winter.

It turned out to be a cruel hoax, Mr. John Pinkett, who is a rural postman, knowing nothing about the letter.

Certain persons who were shown the letter, claimed to identify the writing, but the young man accused strongly denied knowing anything about it.

Source: Skegness Herald 22nd September 1893


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