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[In H.P.B.’s Scrapbook, Vol. VII, pp. 113-14, there is a cutting of three columns from the New York Herald of May 13, 1878. It is an article written, according to H.P.B’s own notation, by Col. H. S. Olcott, and entitled “Muzzling the Indian Press.” Its subtitle is: “The Vernacular Press Act for the Suppression of Native Newspapers—Passed at a Single Sitting of the Viceregal Legislative Council, March 14, 1878.”
At the end of this cutting, H.P.B. pasted the colored picture of a lion caught in a net, and a mouse gnawing away the net, and wrote the following:]
The despised MOUSE is not always either on hand or willing to save the Lion—especially when the beast has too been for so long weaving himself the nets in which he got caught at last.