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"But why didn't you take enough to kill you'" the
doctor asked, and Honk sighed "Dock," I didn't
have much money, and I t'xik all I could afford to
SUNDAY MAGAZINE, for OCTOBER 2, 19C4
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He Never FinisHed a Sentence
Thr Widow. W,t*» „ Blu»H. Waited for HonH to Continue. But He Didn't
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us 'return to the thrilling scene at the draw-bars.
When he had with clearness and with the promise of
prevision enunciated the fact that he would be blowed,
the Widow Moss, with a blush, delayed the deepening
of the twilight, and she waited for Honk to continue;
but he didn't. He took his foot from the stump]
kicked an encroaching cat, put his hoof back into its
former restful position, and rrieditativelv chewed his
" You were going to say something else?" said the
A black bat, like the fragment of a stormy night,
whirled through the old-ro>e air and a Shanghai rooster
fluttered in tin- cedar-tree; (nit Hoi was silent. How
interesting n is to study tin- average man; In our
continuous preparation for something that cannot be
anticipated we rarely arc startled by genius. It is
the average mind that surprises us. It is the happen
ing .;t' the anticipated commonplace that astonishes us.
The diamond flashes; but there is more of life in a clod.
"You were going to say something?" repeated the
"Yes." Honk replied; "but—" He took down one
foot, and ;>ut up the other one. and the last glow of
red died out :;: the west.
' Mr Honk, we always have been good friends."
" Yes. m a measure we have thought a good deal of — "'
".Each other." »aid the widow. "Won't you come
inti i the house ? "
!n che gathering dusk her searching eyes could see
thai he wds shaking his head, and her woman's intui
tion told her that it meant no. She sighed, and with
out any accountable cause a whetstone fell from the
forks ot the apple-tree. "But when you came to me
tliis evening, Mr Honk, you hinted that you had
something important to say."
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fully .1 t of this
tter. for 1.
observant men ma
:, h they wi re eye witnesses.
'I ■ , ago wrote i^r
: the battles which
they in amply i ' ■ c t!i:s fact. Am. l
■.•■! with Gibboi j the
in Empire till.
So what could you expect of ordinary men at an
election- It is 'niy* firm belief,' and I usually am right in
such matters, that Andy received about two-thirds of
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