||As a child, Paul played with an axe and crosscut saw like other children
played with toys. On his first birthday his father gave him a pet blue ox named Babe.
grew to be seven axehandles and a plug of tobacco wide between the eyes and as a snack
would eat thirty bales of hay...wire and all.
Paul and Babe were so large, the tracks they made galivanting around Minnesota filled
up and made the 10,000 lakes.