Three-legged man

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Signor Francesco Lentini was born in 1889 in Sicily. He became the 12th and at the same time, the 12th and a half child. His twin brother, consisting of one leg and a full set of genitals, was born of an application to the spine of Frank.

Three-legged man

The third leg was attached fourth foot, small, deformed and painful. Thus, Lentini was three feet, four feet, sixteen toes, two of the penis and testicles four. To further complicate the life of an extraordinary person, the gods gave him his legs painfully different lengths ...

Three-legged man

As a child, Lentini hated his extra limbs and personal belongings, which was doomed to carry a coffin of life. Doctors were not taken to amputate parasite twin, fearing that these things except for Francesco paralysis is over. Father and mother of the little cripple refused, and Lentini was brought up in a family of aunts, which, however, was soon shoved a unique creation in a boarding school.

Three-legged man

There Lentini learned that there are those in the world who are worse than him - children born legless. This motivated him to work on a Frank learned to not only go to 3 feet, but also to run, jump rope, ride a bicycle, on a horse. And even skate.

Three-legged man

In the 8 years Lentini together with a crowd of Sicilian emigrants ended up in America, where he entered the circus and immediately created a furore. The masses were fascinated by his sharp sense of humor and an unusual agility for freak. A room with a soccer ball fatten third leg evoked applause and shouts of "encore" (the two went down, the third - football).

Three-legged man

As we age, the fact of a physical anomaly is gone by the wayside - Lentini was loved by the public and colleagues just for the fact that radiated nobility and wisdom, was very interesting to talk to, well joked. Charm tripod men captivated young lady named Teresa Murray. The couple married and raised 4 healthy children.

Lentini continued to tour until his death, which came to his home in Florida in 1966. More than 40 years he worked in the American circus, in Vol. H. Nobles such as "Barnum & Bailey" and "Coney Island." Contemporaries so respected lords and gentleman Frank Lentini, otherwise as "king" is not styled for the eyes.