Easy reading version of this popular short story. Railway agent Mike Flannery wants to charge the livestock rate for a shipment of two guinea pigs and refuses to accept the lower pet rate, saying "pigs is pigs." Flannery believes that the "guinea" is an indication of the pigs' national origin. He argues that they should bear the higher freight charge of 30Â¢ for livestock, rather than the lower 25Â¢ for domestic pets.
Because the customer refuses to accept delivery, Flannery is forced to feed and house what he now calls the guinea pigs in his office, until he receives permission from his superiors to return the pigs to the company warehouse. By this time, the guinea pigs have reproduced geometrically in Flannery's station house.
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