"The Extreme Penalty."
By W. H. Spence (?-?).
First appearance: To-Day, October 22, 1898.
Short short short story (3 pages, 2 illos).
Online at Hathi Trust (HERE).
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"I'd rather die first!" are words that easily escape our lips, but an old sea-dog reminisces about the time someone took them very seriously . . .
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