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him ns never before beforeThe beforeThe beforeThe
The three hundredth nnnlvcrsnry of oftie ofthe ofthe
the landing at Jamestown Tomes town Va Vn occurs occursin occursIn occursin
in 1907 and a II plan Is being bcln formed formedto formedto formedto 1
to celebrate the event John Fiske the thehistorian thoblstorlnn tU tUhistorian e
historian bending the movement He Heregards Hercgnrds H Hregards e
regards it as the most Important date dateIn dateIn dateIn I
In the history of the New WorldThe World WorldThe Wo 1111 1111Tho
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to be conducted on the > vegetarian vegetarianplan vegetarlnnplnn vegetariaplan n
plan left by the late Proressor Baron BaronThe BnronThe
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kind of diet and has thus placed Its Itsdisapproval Itsdlsappronl itsdisapproval
disapproval upon its propagation propagationAn
An English company has just bought t
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and will not only make mnl e sugar but turn turnthe turnthe
the bagasse Into paper The Immense ImmenseTcclaimed Immensereclaimed
reclaimed sugar land areas in Florida Floridabelow Florldnbelow Floridbelow a
below the frost line are now attracting attractingforeign athactlngforeIgn attractingforeign
foreign promoters and withmore rca reason rcnson rcason ¬
son even than those In Louisiana LouisianaA
A writer in Automobile Topics says saysthat snysthat saysthat
that the automobile today to day Is just justAbout justl1bout justabout
About where railroading was at thebeginning the thebeginning thebeginning
beginning of the last la t century or where wherebicycling wherebicycling wherebicycling
bicycling was twenty years ago Give Givethe GIvethe
the American mechanic five years yearsmore yearsmore yearsmore
more and he will produce a n machine machinethat machInethnt machinethat
that will be the surprise nnd envy of ofthe atthe ofthe
the world There arc more bright brightminds bllghtminds brightminds
minds In America concentrating theirdroughts their theirthoughts theirthoughts
thoughts and best efforts on the prob problem probelem probhem ¬
lem than on nny other In the line of ofmechanics ofmecllOnlcs ofmechanics
mechanics Can we doubt the result resultTo resultTo resultTo
To do so would be to disregard all allmechanical nilmechanlcnl allmechanical
mechanical history of the past pastThe pastThe pastThe
The excess of fiction circulated In Inthe Inthe
the public libraries suggests the ques question questlon question ¬
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rightly 1IghtlYfullllllng fulfilling their purpose which whichIs whichIs whichis
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abnormal circulation of fiction in many manylibraries manylibraries manylibraries
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consideration than it is receiving receivingLarge recelYlngLarge receivingLarge
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what Is s vastly worse an Immense Immenseamount Immenseomount immenseamount
amount of time and effort are ex expended expended expended ¬
pended on books that produce useless uselessIt
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edly too much that is trashy and andephemeral andephcmeral an anephemeral d
ephemeral is offered to the public publicA publicA
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muted suicide the other day under undercircumstances underclrcumstnnces undecircumstances r
circumstances the most heartless In Intheir Intheir it ittheir
their origin the most piteous In their theiroutcome theiroutcome the theoutcome r
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tims sweetheart died and her grief griefand griefand grid gridand t
and longing by some process incon inconceivable Inconcel1able inconecivable ¬
ceivable to normal minds seemed fit fitmatter fitmatter fl t tmatter
matter to several of her girl com companions companlons cornpanlone ¬
panions for a practical joke With a arefinement nrefinement I Irefinement
refinement of cruelty cunningly util utilizing utllIzlng utilzing ¬
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have been so true is there a memor memory memorywhip memorywhIp y r rwhip
whip for those who made an unseemly unseem unseemly unseemly ¬
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they should go bent and penitent penitentthrough penitent1hrough penitenthrough t
through their days daysCertain daysCertain daysCertala
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ods of punishing crime are pointed pointedout pointedout I Iout
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London Assistant Commissioner of ofPolice otPolice o oPolice f
Police Dr Anderson And rson son finds that the thejihort tin thltibort tinihort e
jihort sentence for thieving and burg burglary burglary burgLary ¬
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chance of the business So far his hisstudy hisstudy UI S Sstudy
study confirms the growing favor o othe of oftho atthe f
the Indeterminate sentence Not en entirely entlrely entlrely ¬
tlrely however for he finds no of offectlve effectlve c cfective P
fectlve method for checking the alarm alarming alalmIng alarmlag
ing Increase In the number of profes professional professlonal profsstonal s ¬
sional criminals short of a life son sontence sentence se setence n
tence on the second offence and pro proposes proposes pi piposes o ¬
poses only this mitigation that the thofew thefew th thfew o
few cases of assured reform should U Udischarged bo bodischarged bec1lscharged e
discharged He argues that we should shouldnot shout shoutnot d 4
not try to punish crime already com committed commltted cornwitted ¬ I
witted but look to the safety of so soclety soclety society
clety for the future and he does no nosee not noteee 1 I Isee
see how this his is to be assured short o othe of ofthe atthe t
the permanent detention of the Incor lncorriglbie I 1risible Irlglble
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tBENEZEB BBNBZBH STICKNBY and andf andPolly
EDENEZER f Polly Wiggins were both nalive na natlvo natlve
live residents of Port Kyerse Kyersea
a small hillsurrounded vii village viirage n nI ¬
rage on the northern shore of Lake LakeEric IaleEric LakeErie
Eric Ebenezer was fortyfive n mil miller millel millee ¬
lee by trade and a bachelor from fromchoice fl0111choice fromchoice
choice Polly was n maiden mal lien of thirtyeveneverybody thirty thirtyseven thlrt thlrtseveneerbolly
seven seveneerbolly s everybody declared that was washer sunsher ns nsher
her age though all had seen and read readthese renllthese
these words traced by Pollys own ownlingers owntlngers owningers
lingers l In the sand of the beach times timeswithout timeswithout timeswithout
without number Polly Fidelia Wig Wiggins 11Iggins Wiggins ¬
gins aged twentythree twentythreeEbeuezer twentythreeEbenezer tweutytlireeEbenezer
Ebenezer lived all alone olon In a lonely lonelyhouse lonelyhouseneu lonelylouse
house houseneu ° near the mill Polly lived withher with withher withhel
her slstor and was the only milliner millinerdressmaker millinerdlussmal
dressmaker dlussmal el and doer of odd seams seamstress seamstress seamsress ¬
tress t ress jobs the place could boast of ofOne atOne ofOne
One afternoon when the sun was wascreeping wascreoplng wasreeping
creeping c down over the hills Polly Pollythrew Pollythrew Pollyhrew
threw t aside the shirt she was making makingfor lDaklngfor
for Ebenezer Stickue Stlckuey and taking takingher takingher
I
her sisters children went down on onthe onthe anthe
the beach for a walk Half nn hour hourafterward houraftcrwold hourafterward
afterward Ebenezer was walking In Inthe Inbe inthe
the be same direction lIe had been be In kept keptawny keptaway keptaway
away from the mill all dny by n felonwhich felon felonwhich felonwhich
which neither hot lye nor lemon nor nora norn nora
a halfadozen lnalt n dozen different poultices could coulddrive coulddllvl coulddrive
drive from his thumb thumbHe thumbHe thumbHe
He walked along over the shingly shinglybeach shinglybeach shinglybeach
beach holding the aflllcled thumb ten tenderly tenderly tenoily ¬
derly d oily in his palm palmAt palmAt palmAt
At length through nn opening In a acluster acluster acluster
cluster of elders he discovered Polly PollyWiggins PollyWiggins PoilyWiggins
Wiggins It was a raw day In early earlyspring earlyspring Iul Iulspring
spring but for all that Polls hat was wasoff wasolr wasaft
off nnd she was bowing and gestlculatlug gestlculat gesticulating gestlculatIng ¬
ing and apparently engaged in earnest earnestconversation earnestconelsatlon earnestconversation
conversation conversationPolly conelsatlonPolly conversationFolly
Polly Is either going crazy or else elseshes elseshes JIsesbes
shes trying to perform like them themtheatre themtheatre themtheatre
theatre folks we saw when we took tookthat toolthat toolsthat
that excursion to Buffalo So say sayIng sayIng sayIng
Ing Ebenezer crept cautiously up to tothe tothe tothe
the Intervening bushes He parted the thebushes thebushes thebushes
bushes carefully and peered through throughchuckling throughchuckling throughhuckling
chuckling c to himself with delight delightwhile delightwblle delightwhile
while thepain in his thumb was en entirely entlrely endirely ¬
direly forgotten ns he watched Polly Pattygo Pollygo Pollygo
go through one of 01 her surprising bowsBut bows bowsBut bowsBut
But the broad smile disappeared from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the listeners face leaving a look of ofblank ofblank ofblank
blank astonishment as IS he he h heard Polly Pollysay Pollysay
say
Yes Ebenezer Stlckney I con consent cansent consent ¬
sent to marry you on four con conditions condltlons conditions ¬
ditions ditionsHe dltlonsHI ditionsHe
He HI saw her glance timidly not nt ntthe ntthe atthe
the whiskered face anon among the bushes bushesbut bushesbut bushesbut
but at the stump then na ns If she hadbeen had hadbeen bodbeen
been asked what hut those conditions conditionswere conditionswere conditionswere
were she went on onYou onYou onYou
You must quit wearing that snuffcolorer snuff snuffcolored snnacolored
colored pigeontailed coat that your yourgrandfather YOulgrandfather yourgrandfather
grandfather wns married In You Youmust Youmust Youmust
must smoke cigars cI ars if you cant live livewithout lIyewithout
without smoking instead instead of always alwayshaving alwayshaYing alwayshaving
having that old black pipe In your yourmouth 3OUlmouth yourmouth
mouth Then you must shave off those thoseoldfashioned thos thosoldfashlonel1 thoseoldfashioned
oldfashioned grlzlygray whiskers whiskersand whiskersnnd whiskersand
and raise a mustache and quit riding ridingthat lldlngthat
that dingywhite bobtailed mean meanlooking mealllooking meanleaking
looking rackbones rACk honea of a horse everywhore every everywhere oerywhere ¬
where you go nnd with your coat coattails canttails
tails hanging down to cover his ribs ribstoo llbstoo ribstoo
too Thrc old pigeontailed coat It Itlooks Itlooks
looks bad enough nny time but ten tentimes tenUmes tentimes
times worse when youre n 1 horse horseback hOlsebaclt horseback ¬
back backEbenezer bacltEbenezer backEbenezer
Ebenezer looked sober s ber enough now nowand nownnd nowand
and hung his head like a scolded boy boyHe bo boHe boyHe
He was very CIY proud of his personal personalappearance personalnppealllnce personalappearance
appearance and often said to himself himselfas
as he arranged his necktie before the theglass theglass theglass
glass glassThere glassThen glassThera
There Isnt a married man around aroundthat nronndthnt
that can compare with me for starch starchIngs stalchIngs
Ings and slickness sllcknessAnd slicknessAnll slicknessAnd
And It there was a time when he hethought hethought
thought he looked particularly grant grand grandit lnnl1 lnnl1It
it was when ho was dressed in his IllsSunday hisSunday hisSunday
Sunday suit and mounted on his faith faithful faithful ¬
ful white horse hors He was trying tomake to tomake tomake
make up his mind whether he ought oughtto OUbtto
to st step p out and call her the biggest biggestsimpleton biggestsimpleton biggestsimpleton
simpleton in all creation or go off offabout oftnbout
about his business when Polly began begantalking be begantalking nn nntolllng
talking again in n tender chiding chidingtone chiding10ne chidingtone
tone as If her feelings had been hurt hurtOb hmtOh hartOh
Oh Ebenezer how can you ask It IfI ItI itI
I love you 3ou1 Didnt Jim Winters pack packoff pacloff
off of to California just because I would wouldnot woull1not wouldnot
not have hlmV him Didnt Ruby Rub Oakes try tryto tr3to
to drown himself because I inlttened inlttenedhim mlttenedhim
him 1 Didnt I refuse refuse Jerry Vail only onlylast oulylast onlylost
last Sunday Just for you And after afterIve afterIle
Ive waited between hope and des despair lIesI ¬
pair all these years you nsk me that thatAnd tbatlAnd thatAnd
And Polly covered her fnce with her herhands helhanl1s herhands
hands as lis if to conceal either her herblushes helblushes
blushes blushes or her tears but shortly she sheuncovered sheun sheuncovered
uncovered un overcd her fnco facemd and a pretty prettypale prettyIale grottypale
pale though somewhat careworn carewornface C01eWOllIface
face It wasand continued continuedYoure continuedYoule continuedYoure
Youre very kind and thoughtful thoughtfulEbonczor thoughtfulEbenezer
Ebonczor to ask me about fixing up upyour upyour u p
your house Where youve lived so somany soDany s o
many years cant help being a 1 happy
home for me but I might suggest one oneor
or two little Improvements seeing you rat rattasked OU OUasked i
tasked asked me You might Just cart th the therubbish theI e
rubbish out out of the front yard yardthe yardtheIwill the theswill e ee
swill barrel nnd ash heap and grind grindfitone griUlII
stone stan nnd such I1l1chand and make up some sOlDeposy someposy o
posy beds Ive got lots of seeds and l1ndOU inn andyou ti
you OU can have some ome on em omholly omhollyIhoclts ernhollyI holly hollyhocks
Ihoclts hocks t nd chinaasters and mari marigolds mallI markgelds ¬
gelds geld II and double pOppies and sweet sweetWilliams sweetwilliams
Williams and four oclocks and morniL morn
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n UUYU wuuw wuuwIng
Ing glories Theyll want to be li near nearthe nearthe nearthe
the window and youll have to move movethe manthe movethe
the pig trough Th n your spare sparQroolD sparQroolDwill room roamwill roomwill
will be mare like something It it It had hada bnda
a carpet and a sofa and a picture or ortwo 01two ortwo
two and a centretable centretablennd nud above aboveall aboveall aboveall
all curtains for tho windowsYou windows windowsYou wlnl1oW8You
You halnt got many dishes I dont dontsuppose dontsuppose dontsuppose
suppose but Ill bring a host Ive Ivegot Ivesot Ivegot
got two whole sets of blue bIn stonewareall stoneware stonewarenil stOI1lWOIlall
all except the slop bowls basldos the thebest thebest thebest
best part of a gilt china set Youve Youveseen Youveseen
seen em I guess The The house houslwants houslwantsmlntlng wartspainting wants wantspainting
painting too I never saw so brown a ahouse aIiouse ahouse
house for a wi write to one Then well wellwant wellwont
want nu extension table so when when Bet Betsy BetS3 BetS3 ¬
sy S3 nnd her children visit us they the can cannil cnnall canall
all sit down Dont bo offended dear dearEbeuezer IlenlEbenezer dearEbeuezer
Ebeuezer I shouldnt have said s ld all allthis allthis allthis
this for the world but you OU know you youasked youasked youasked
asked me met meEbenezer meEbenezer
Ebenezer dIdnt know whether he heought
ought ought t to be offended or not Ho wasflattered was wasflattered wasfiattered
flattered and yet mortified mortifiedPolly mortifiedPolly mortifiedPolly
Polly put her hand In her p ptcket ptcketnnd ptcketand cket cketand
and brought out her handkerchief hnndkorchlefnnd
and with it came her tatting shuttle shuttlenud shuttleand shuttleand
and thread The sight sl ht of these brought broughther b broughther ol1 ht hther
her mind back to tho sober realities realitiesof rellIUe8 rellIUe8ot realitiesof
of life It was stitch stitch stitch stitchwith stltchwith stitchwith
with poor Polly from lUor morning ln to tonight tonight tonight
night with no one to love her or orcare orcale orcare
care for her as she merited So she shesat shesat
sat down with her back to the bushes bushesand bushesnnd
and when Ebenezer knew by b3 theJpw theJpwsobs the 19w 19wsobs qw
sobs that reached him that she was wascrying Znacrying was wascrying
crying ho let go the bushes careful carefulwalked carefully
13 so ns not to disturb he her 1 and andwallted andwalked
walked off home homeHe homelIe
He lay awake till long after mid midnight midnight ¬
night that night Ills thumb painedhim pained painedhim
him some but his sleeplessness wasnot was wasnot wasnot
not caused wholly by thatHe that thatHe
He was thinking of the time many manyyears manyyears manyyears
years back when Polly Wiggins then thena
a rosy girl of eighteen was very dear dearto dearto dearto
to him He remembered too how she shehad shehall shehad
had gone to Dame Clindwicks fipple npplecut fipplecut
cut one night with Jim Winters andthat and nndthat andthat
that she flirted with him all the even evenIng evenlug
Ing He remembered lelUelll berc too how angry nngrynnd angryInd angryand
and jealous he was about It and aucltthat aucltthathe autithathe that thathe
he treated her coldly and never SOtkht SOtkhtto 8 sot tht ht htto
to woo her after that He made d iiV iiVsolve re resolve I Isohe
solve at last and then he closed hiseyes his hiseyci 1118e
eyes e ell and went to sleep slcepto to dream of oftables oftables I
tables of all kinds with sofas andpictures and nndpictures
pictures and blue dishes and rolls of ofcarpeting orcarpeting ofcarpeting
carpeting and poppy and marigold marigoldseed mniigoliseed i
seed by b the bushel being piled prom promlicuously
I
fatuously in his front yard ya Ill nnd that tll
he was giving to the house a coat of ofwhite otwhite ofwhite
white paint paintThen
Then he was stretching stretch In and tacking
down a carpet In the garret amid nudHe nl1lIHe amidIIc
He awoke with a groan He must musthave
have been hammering away at his hissore
sore thumb for It was throbbing throbblll and autlaching andaching Dnl1acblng
aching terribly tel1lb Sleep was out of the thequestion thequestion
question now so Ebenezer got up and
lighted a lamp and walked the barn barnfloor baron001 barnfloor
floor till daylight wondering why hehad he hehad behad
had never felt so lonely before and amidthinking nudthinking
thinking as he had never thought be b ¬
fore that a bachelors life was a awretched l4 l4wretched a awretched
wretched oneA one oneA
A few days nfter her walk on tho th o
beach Polly sat knitting hm In IQ her sis ¬
ters best room when that lady came
In from the store where so s o had hadgone h1dgonl hadgone
gone for a roll of butter butterSakes butterSakes butterSakes
Sakes alive Polly you will Ul never
believe It iti Ebenezer Stlckney Is turn
Ing everything inside out and upside c
down at his house Theyre painting palntln palntlnthe painting paintingthe g
the house outside and papering and andwhitewashing untwhitewashing l
whitewashing inside and hes got Jlui Jim
Black there clearing c1cruln out the yard I
didnt think much about all that for
laud knows I10WS the place needed it but bu t
Just as I left the store what should shouldstop shouldstop
stop in front of the millers gate but b bu t
two loads of branti brandnew uew furniture
Then said I to myscrf that means meanssomething meansomething s
something I spoke to Sally Brown Brownabout DlOwn Brow Browabout u
about it and we both say theres a awedding
wedding ahead aheadMrs aheadMAs
Mrs Betsy Carver wns so excited excitedover exciterover 1
over this piece of news that she did didnot didnot dl dlnot d
not notice how pale Polly had
grown grownnor grownnOl grownnor
nor that her hand trembled so that thatshe th thh i
she dropped half hnlt the stitches off her
knitting needle So she rattled away Jwnyt t
I reckon I know who hell marry
That brazenfaced Murray girl gh that thatsots thatsets
sets right in front of him every time tim 9
ho goes to Vittorla to church She8 She i
had her cap set for him these two twoyears tw twyears o
years ears Sally says and at last shes she s
trapped him himPollys himFollys
Pollys face was flushed to crlmgoh crlmgohnow trims i inow a 1 1now
now She made no reply lepl butover but butv t i
over tier work
v ui nun nervously
iicrruusiy ta tastitches taking p
stitches she had dropped droppedIf
If sho loved
Ebenezer Stlckney ha h hsister Insister
sister did not suspect It Just tho thon n
Katy Rice Ebenezei Ebenczeis s little niece niece niececame
came in inPlensc
Please Miss Polly Undo EU EUgent Eben Ebensent a
sent me down after
the seeds you yousaid yo p
said ho could have haveLet hayeLet haveLet
Let me see se said Polly musingly
Oh yes Ho wanted us to save him himsome himsom hi hisome m
some som cucumber seed seedIts
Its flower seed ho
wants ever BO s a
many kinds Interposed Katy I
I never promised him
any ns I
know mow of I didnt spose he
cared caredto for forsuch forsuch r
such things thlngsiJall1 said Polly a n little spite
fully as she thought of Lucy Murray Murra y
in connection with Ebenezcrs fower fowergarden fowcrgarden r
garden Then she added meekly
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Your uncle is welcome to what I IImve Ihave Ihave
have loft loftTlio lettThe
The little girl received tlio seeds seedsami seedsanll seedsand
and bounded away saying snylngTlio sa3lnTho sayingThe
The beds are nil ready and Im toshow to toshow
show Undo Bbon how to sow them themTlun tbomThttn
Tlun Uncle she came again againI
I forgot I was to ask you which whichnro whichlrO
are the morning glory seeds Ho says soysyou
you tolQhlln told him thoy must be put near nearJho nlUlrho neartIle
tIle ho window
I never told him any such thing
but thero thomsem thomsemDont thems nui nuiDont nmDont
Dont be In n hurry Knty said saidMrs saidMrs
Mrs 118 Carver persuasively So your yourUncle youx youxUndo YOtllUncle
Uncle libon Ebon qb n Is going to get et married Is Ishe Ishe Ishe
he
Yes maam maamWho mnamWho rnnamWho
Who Is ho going to marry Now Nownow No Nownow
now 10 theres a good girl girlDont glllDont girlDont
Dont know but I guess mother motherdoos motllerdoos motherdons
doos She told him she wouldnt make innfcethe mn1etho makethe
the carpets unless he told her But Butshe Butshe lintshe
she wont tell though Ive coaxed her herover Ilerever herever
ever so much How funny It will 1Il seem seemto 8eomto seemto
to have Uncle Eben married marriedTheres marrlcdlThores married marriedTheres
Theres your mother coming now nowwith nowwith nowwith
with her bonnet to be trimmed and andshe nndshe andalit
she dont leave this house till she shetells silt slletells silttells
tells said saldllIrs Mrs CarverJust Carver CnrvcrJust CarverJust
Just as though you didnt know al already Itl1nI13 Irtrandy ¬
ready said Mrs Illco In answer tothe to tothe tothe
the allimportant nll lmportant question Hasnt Hasnttho Hasntthe Hasntthe
the brideelect brde elect told you youOf yowl yowlOf rouOt
Of course not or I shouldnt have haveto haeto haveto
to ask you youOh youOh youOh
Oh well then I mustnt tell butI but butI Jut JutI
I will say Polly and Mrs Illco Illcospoke nleospole Blcepoke
spoke s mischievously youre very Iry ex exacting exnetting t tnctlng ¬
acting Plenty of girls would jumpat Jump Jumpat jumpat
at the chance cba co to marry marl Ebcu and andleave andleae nodave
leave le ave tlfo fixing fixln up till afterward afterwardWhat nfterwaldWhnt afterwardWhat
What do you mean Oh how I Iam Iam Iinn
am Insulted InsultedAnd lusultedlAnd insultedAnd
And Polly Poll drew herself up proudly proudlyand prou proudlyand ly lyand
and angrily angrilyWhy nn angrilyWhy rlly rllyWh31
Why didnt you agree to have him himIf himIt himhed
It hed fix up UI smart enough to saltyou suit suityou suityou
you youNo
No I never did ld I never told him himso himso himso
so and ho knows tacos It and whats more moreI acreI
I wouldnt marry Ebenczer Stlckney StlckneyIf
If ho was the last man on earth and andyou androu andyou
you may mn tell him so and Polly went wentup wentup VentUI
up UI to her own little room to cry away awayher a awayher way wayhel
her vexation and grief griefPolly gllefPolly gristPolly
Polly come here her quick said Mrs MrsCarver 1IrsCallr DlrsCarver
Carver one bright morning as she sat satsewing satsewing satsewing
sewing in the window Ebenezer is iscoming 18coming isoming
coming c down the road as fine ns a fid fiddle filllle lidie ¬
dle d ie In his new buggy bug y dressed In a abrandnew nbrandnew arandnew
brandnew b suit cult ult too Well there Hescoming Hes Hescoming Hoscoming
coming here after his new shirts like likely likeIy likely ¬
ly
Polly got the shirts and snt with withthem withthem withhem
them t folded in her lap while she shefigured sIlofijure shefigured
figured I up how much Ebenezer owed owedher owedher owedher
her I
Put up the shirts Polly I didnt didntcome didntcome didntcome
come j for them but for you youCome youCome youCome
Come for Polly exclaimed Mm MmCarver lhaCmyer MraCarver
Carver I in astonishment astonishmentYes astonishmentYes astonishmentYes
Yes Polly I have come for you youYou youYon youYou
You know you said youd marry me meon meon meon
on I certain conditions I have com complied complied tearpiled ¬
plied with your requirements and now nowI nowI
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I want you to fulfill your promise promiseMr promiseMr promiseDIr
Mr Stlckney I never neverHush nCtl1Iusb neverHush
Hush Polly said Ebenezer soft softly sortIly softly
Ily ly I as S he stole his arm around her herwaist herwaIst herwaist
waist while hllo Betsy glided from the theroom tileI timeroam
room call me Ebenezer dear Eben Ebenezer Ebenezer Ebenezer
I ezer and make me ns happy as its you youdid youIlllil youtilti
Illlil did I that day on the beach I heardyou heard heardyou healdi
you Polly Po1l3beml heard all you said and nndIve and1e andIve
j Ive been happier since slnc than ever be before beI beore ¬
fore j f ore So get on your things and come comealong comenlong camealong
along j The elder Is waiting nltlng at his hlfhouse hlhhouse hishouse
house to unite us and several of ourriends our ourfriends ourfrIends
friends j f arc there to witness the cere ceremony cere10n3 teesmoray ¬
moray J > > 10n3 Well take our wedding dinner dinnerat dinnerat dinnerat
at our own house and we musnt for forget torget foret ¬
get g et to Invite Betsy nnd the children childrenfor clllldrenfor childrenor
for j f or the extension table Is provided providedThis proldel1This providedThis
This last was said a 0 little teasingly tcnslnglynnd teasinglynUll teasinglyanti
nUll I Polly hid her blushing face on his hisbosom hisbOSOlD hisosom
bosom 1 b osom murmuring murmuringDont mUlmurlngDont murmuringDont
Dont Ebeuezer dont dontWell dOJtWell dontWell
Well there So you go ana get getready getready getready
ready I right away awa Ill never mention mentionIt mentionagalmL
It I again againTwo againTwo agalmLTwo
Two hours later Ebcnezcr led his hiswife hiswlfe hiswife
wife 1 prouuly through his non newlyfurn newlyfurnished newlyfurIshcd lyfura ¬
shed I rooms and a more loving bride bridegroom bridegroom bridegroom ¬
groom I or n happier brldo could have havebeen hoebeen havebeen
been nowhere found foundNew Now YOlk YorUWeekly YOlkWeekl York11cekly
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The nnvll that rings to the sturdy sturdyblacksmiths sturdyhlockslUltls
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300 or 400 pounds but there ate an anvils nnvIIs ¬
vils 1 whose weight Is counted li liounces In Inounces inounces
ounces e These lire used by jewelers jewelerssilversmiths jewelerssllelsmltl1s
silversmiths I s and various other work workers wor worelS workems ¬
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Counting shapes sizes styles of fin finish 11nIsh finIsh ¬
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made m ade In scores ot varieties rangingn ranging
In I n weight from fifteen ounces up UI to toa
a t 0 number of pounds lloun s each Some ol olthese 01these
these 1 little anvils 1111 vIIs weighing perhaps perhapstwo pelhapstwo
two t t wo pounds are 111 shaped precisely like likethe likethe likethe
the t big anvils Others Lave laye shapes shnpcsadapted shapesadapted
adapted I to their flit special uses usesAll usesAll
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steel They are all trimly finished finishedofteu finlshdof ilnishelften
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that t t hat ure arc brought bloou ht into use are finished finishedwith 1inlsbedwith
with 1 what is called n mirror polish polishthe polishthe polishime
the t t ime surface sU1 nce being made as smooth as asglass usgll1ss itsglass
glass glassTheso I gll1ssThese
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five I fi ve pounds and some of them t em up to toton toton
ton 1 pounds In n weight They arc made madesome mndeome
f s some ome in the United States and some someIn someI someIn
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Ifdou ueW feu there a short time they are sort sorted SOlted ¬
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sentenced I s for life or murder Those Thosewho Thosewl10
who 1 are serving their first sentence arcretnhued arc arcretained aleretnlned
retained I at Sing Sing Sin The secondterm secondtermmen secondtclmmen
men are sent to Auburn and the third thirdtermers thirdtermers thirdtoruters
termers 1 are al dispatched to Dnnucmora Dnnucmoraaway Dnnncmolaaway
away up near the Canada line This Thisclassification ThisC1ABalIleAtfOn 1hlsclossUlcation
classification I Is a recent Innovation InnovationIt
It 1 actually makes three grades of pun punrmtnent pun punlr IJUnIr1nnent
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receive I calls at intervals from friends friendsThis friends1hls friendshis
This T his privilege is highly esteemed Sing SingSing SinsSing
Sing f Is near New York Auburn Is faq tal i iawny I
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