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terd, jagg a third itUying the
Elliott watched the dancers, for
a Tyhile and then started ont for'a
stroll aroufid . the plantation.
Hearing -shouts in a clurjip ofcbf
fte bushes, he wertdeti his way
. there, to find a large crowd en
gaged in cock fighting. Among
tfiera was Don Felipe. -
It was a furious figh't Don
Felipe's finest bird was matched
against the prize dock f 'the klj
djJde oi Aguacate. "the cocks
had been at it for about 10 min
utes and Doh Felipe's bird was
having the best of it.
The other cock finally lost
hiart It ran ahoutv streaming
With blood, and attempting to es
cape the onslaughts' of its fierce
opponent '-The defeated bird,
seeking an opening between the
stakes that surrounded1 the pit,
tyas about to escape. Dofle Felipe,
much excited, kicked the "bird
' In an instant a ragged peon,
ivho had s'taked his all tati the de
feated cock, drew a knife from
big bosom, and with a snarl lear
;d"at Don Felipe. But Elliott was
tfust in the nick df time he
sprang between "the peon and his
intended victim, and received the
digger thrust meadt for Don
Felipe in his arm. But h threw
the assailant, and with the help
of the others, disarmed him.
When Elliott was having his
"wound attended to, Don Felipe
approached him and said: "Sir,
you have- saved my life. You are
a gentlemari, and I should con
sider jt an honor to entertain you -'at
my home." ' "" "
EuiQtt'is still in Porto Rico
and, incidentally, Pepita is his
v A3E?reak Tune.
At one of. tfie Yorkshire inns
therp js a pianist who can vamp
to anysbng that any singer wish
es to sirig: He cannot read a note
of hjusict yet'in the local vcrnacu
Recently,. ho wever, he met witK
an unexpected check.' A man
hurrfmed over an air, but the pian
ist failed to get the key.
"Let's try it again," he -said;
and they tried it agairft
S,till is was of no use.
A third trial brought no better
Then the .pianist turned to the
singer in anger and said: "Sitha,
Aw've tried tha on t white 'uns;
Kw've tried tha on t' black 'uns,
and Aw've tried on tha t' black
and white 'uns mixed. It's no use;
tha's singing between tT cracks !"
The girls at a school in Buda
pest were asked to draw sketches
of thems'elves in the occupations
they expected to follow when
they left school. Thirty-six out
of forty drew-pictures'of them
selves as brides, in swell wedding
t!ogs. Which Was all right at that.
VWe had 48 wedding presents."
"We are not. Every one came
from friends who are ehgaged to