Bio: Schuld, Peter "Out on a Limb" (1913)

Contact:  Audrey Roedl

----Source: Loyal Tribune -- 15 May 1913


No doubt many of our readers have heard of the story about a man sawing off a limb of a tree while sitting on it and it was up to Peter Schuld of this village to prove that it can be done. Last week while building a high fence between the L. E. Chamberlin store and that of J. F. Peickard he had a ladder on a two-by-four about twelve feet from the ground and sawed off the end on which the ladder rested, bringing it and the ladder to the ground. If Peter had not been so spry he might have had a bad fall, but he only received a severe jar and was more scared than hurt. Mr. Chamberlin, however, who was near the ladder, received a bad scratch on the chin about twelve inches long and does not take the matter as much of a joke and was very angry at Peter’s carelessness.

In explanation Peter says that he is left handed and that he only intended to saw the two-by-four about two thirds through and then move the ladder and finish it with his right hand.



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