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THE NEAR-EYED DOCTOR
We want a why do you
squint your eyes so? asked the
"Ah-um-er, having just come
from the sunlight, the compara
tive brilliancy of her majesty's
beauty dazzles them."
''As the king was about to re
mark," observed the queen." we
want, in fact we must have a
and the air so dry have quite3
ruined the son-and-heir crop. P
assure you I have already a dozen
buds in .my entjre conservatory?
Nope of them at all fit for your
majesties" - -,
".We are worse 'ruined-than thej
crop," said the king, "ifWou doj
not deliver us-a boy, ana sp arej
you. I shall, strip you of youg
honors and your wig, place eye?
glasses on your nose .and a near-j
what are those marks on your
The doctor. hastily 'covered- the
marks of the eye-glasses and an
swered, "Ah-um-er, my latest
cure for hay fever, ,your gracious
ness. We pinch the nose to pre
vent the sneeze.
"We don't want a cure, for
sneeziness. -We want -a. cure for
boyles'sness. We must have a
son and heir."
v "Ah, yes, yes. The sun so warm
trumpet in your hand and pro
claim you what you are-. Ha I ha !
you blench A boy, then, ahoy!"
"Certainly, "your majesties
gasped the terrified, doctor, "I
shall look under every cabbage;
leaf, T shall search stork's nest?
I" shall examfne the fruit of the
mangrove.. I shall, indeed, T shall'
So the queen told her lady-in-waiting,
and she told the fhjst.
maid of honor, who whispered it;
to her mother, who was also the