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by Ernest Thompson Seton   

Oftentimes a camper may need a pair of tweezers or forceps to pull out a thorn or catch some fine end. If he happens to be without the real thing, he can supply the place with those of Indian style-these are simply a small pair of clam-shells, with edges clean and hinge unbroken. 

The old-time Indians had occasionally a straggly beard.  They had no razor, but they managed to do without one. As a part of their toilet for special occasion they pulled out each by means of the clam-shell nippers.

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