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paid certain bills, and got into a Pawtucket horse-car. This is the last incident he remembers. He did not return
horsehome that day, and nothing was heard of him for 2 months. He was published in the papers as missing, and foul
play being suspected, the police sought in vain for his whereabouts. On the morning of March 14th, however, at
Norristown, Pennsylvania, a man calling himself A. I. Brown, who had rented a small shop 6 weeks previously,
stocked it with stationery, confectionery, fruit, and small articles, and carried on his quiet trade without seeming to
anyone unnatural or eccentric, woke up in a fright and called in the people of his house to tell him where he was.
He said that his name was Ansel Bourne, that he was entirely ignorant of Norristown, that he knew nothing of
shopkeeping, and that the last thing he remembered--it seemed only yesterday--was drawing money from the
bank, etc. in Providence. He would not believe that two months had elapsed. The...
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