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CAN YOU DO IT?
-Balancing a Cigar.
It's easy to make a cigar stand
on end on your finger when you
know how. Partially open the
blade of your pocket knife and
stick the point into the side of
your cigar, at an angle which
causes the knife handle to act as
Slouch's New Suit.
In a certain large city there are
two eminent lawyers who, al
though they are often opposed to
each other in court, ' are great
personal friends. One of them,
Mr. Dandy, gets his clothes made
by a fashionable firm of tailors,
Cream & Smooth, who dharge
extremely high prices for their
Mr. Slouch, upon the other
hand, while renowned as a trial
lawyer, is not a society man, and
cares little for dress. His clothes,
he always says, are intended to be
simply "a cleanly covering for the
body." Mr. Slouch is a bachelor,
and his sister, Miss Anna, lives
One day last winter Miss
Slouch called at Mr. Dandy's of
fice and told him that her friends
were always making fun of her,
brother's ill-fitting clothes, but
that her efforts to induce him to
go to a custom tailor had failed.
"Will you see what you can do
with him," the -lady asked. "His
appearance is really discredita
ble." "Certainly I will," was the
answer; "I'll try to persuade him
to go to my tailors, Cream &
Smooth. They've made my
clothes for 20 years."
Mr. Dandy talked to Mr.
Slouch and after much coaxing
the latter agreed to permit his
friend's tailors to make a suit for
him as a trial of what they could
Three weeks after Mr. Slouch's
call at Cream ,& Smooth's store,
Miss Anna again called on Mr.
"Really, Mr. Dandy," she said,
"I can't understand how it is my
brother's new clothes are such a."
failure. The cloth is splendid;
but the coat and pants don't fit
at all they're much too big. I
think they're worse than the
cheap, ready-made suits he used
to buy. What can be the mat
ter?" "That's very extraordinary,
Miss Anna. After I've had a good
look at Tom in his new suit, I
'shall call at Cream & Smooth's
and have a talk with them. If
they can't make these clothes fit,
,they must make a new suit."
Withm a few days, Mr. Dandy
saw Mr. Slouch, and it did not
take long to decide that the
clothes coat vest and pants
were far too big for their owner,
and that there was no suspicion
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