But with my shoes I was not so fortunate. I woke up suddenly to hear something being dragged across the floor. Oregon Ducks Rose Bowl 2020 Shirt Thinking it was only a rat making off with a boot-jack with which to line his nest, I refrained from tempting Providence by leaving the protection of the mosquito-netting. Next morning I found that one of these rodents had pulled a pair of my patent-leather shoes off a low shelf beneath the bed, dragged them out into the hallway behind a hat-rack, and eaten up the most savory portions of the bindings. Complimentary to the prowess of the rat or to the lightness of my shoes which? I keep them now as articles on which the patent has run out worthless, but curiosities.