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What if the had shot an engineer in a cannon skyward with the rope???
His life was (is) worth less than that of the pigeon!

>to the leg of a pigeon. A gun was fired and the frightened bird flew 
>emerging from the top, where it was killed with a blast from a second 
gun. The
>pigeon fell to the ground, still tied to the wire, which the engineers 
>used to haul up heavier cables and, ultimately, the scaffolding needed 
>complete the

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