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ry, come backr I lovejyou." And
here he was.
I waited for him the next night
tocome home from her place.
Suddenly the door banged open
and he.came in. '
"Well" I questioned.
He turned on me. "Well,
what?" he growled.
"The picture the girl make
He sat down heavily opposite
"That picture was two years
old. She withered me with the
hottest line of talk that 'a poor
love-sick rum ever had to face "
"How about that Henry
stunt?" I urged, impatiently.
He smiled wanly! "That was
the hottest shot of all. She tod
me that once sometime ago there
lived a geek that bore up under
the name of Henry, Henry. Ill,
King of France, and that if I had
only noticed I would have found
out that was the name of the. pic
ture." A pause of sortie duration
then, "Have, a little drink?"
I noisily slammed the hall door
on that somewhat modern, romance.
HE WAS 'QUIET '
An old carrier of the United
States mail traveled on his buck
board about a dozen miles
through"the woods twice a week.
He was an ill-humored, taciturn
old fellow. One day a man who
was on a walking vacation trip
asked if he might have a ride with
him. and beine somewhat talka
tive asked .many questions along J
the way. At fast the old man
said : "I'm tired of your business
and let me mind mine."
The passenger subsided.
After driving an hour or two
in silence the old carrier discov
ered that his mail-pouch was
missing. He stopped the horses,
looked all about the buckboard,
and finally said to his passenger:
"I wonder what has becomef
that mailbag. Have you seen it ?"-
"Well, where is it?" speaking
"It fgll off the wagon ajbout an
hour ago," slowly replied the pas
senger! "but it wasn't any of my
business." Yoeman Shield.
In a village school' a teacher
asked the scholars in her class to
write a sentence finishing with
the twp words "bitter end." One
boy wrote "The Romans had to
fight to the bitter' end.Jt Anoth
er wrote. "The Easter holidays
have come to d bitter' end." But
the sentence that capped them all
was written by a youngster nam
ed Archie, aged 7 1-2 years. It
ran thus:5 "Our puppy ran after
Mother Cooper's cat yesterday,
and' as sfie was running through
the wooden fence, he "bitter end."
"That's a smart thing I've
done," saidvDn Winters to Dr.
"What's that, doctor?" v
"I have put my signature in
the column 'cause of death' in this