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What was the "whistling and whittling brigade?"

(Answer on page 12)

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(From page 2)

In 1845, the "whistling and whittling brigade" of Nauvoo, Ill., consisted of a troop of boys with knives and sticks who would encircle an "undesirable" or suspicious character and whistle and whittle vigorously, following him wherever he went, until the person, in desperation, would leave Nauvoo.

Source: A Comprehensive History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Vol. 2, B.H. Roberts, Deseret News Press: Salt Lake City, 1930, p. 527.