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WORTH TRYING, ISN'T IT?
Cheer up, whatever you think may be going wrong.
The other day we met a tremendously fat man on the street,
He seemed to be frying in sweat, and his physical torture was, ap
parently, great. Did he say: "It's hotter than Tophet?" He turn
his thought to other things. He said : "It's very likely to be very
cold next winter." His mental aspect was cool and he persuaded
himself that he was not suffering, '
Down on the piers sat an old man, fishing and fishing. It was
noon. He liad fished since dawn, "Wha,t have you caught?" we
asked. He pulled up his line deliberately, examined his bait- and
said, "Haven't caught nothing yet, but my worms is still alive and
I guess the fish will be hungrier along towards dark."
There's Tom Smith. Married three months ago. Had a cow.
fought SO turkey eggs, planted an acre of corn, two acres of alfalfa
for cow feed, and a half acre of potatoes. Bought 300, week-old
chicks. Figured it thus: Three gallons of milk daily at 20 cmts
per gallon, $219.50; turkeys at $5 each, $250; plenty of corn and
other feed makes cow a net profit; 300 hens laying 100 eggs each
at 3 cents per egg, $900; total income, $1,369, Enough for any,
young couple to start on.
'Cow' went dry, bugs ate corn and potatoes. Cat sucked turkey
eggs, and 298 of the chicks turned out to be roosters. Despair, di
vorce, suicide in mind? No, sir! Says that alfalfa yields three
crops per year, and he's read an article stating that the scientists
have.discovered how to make perfectly good bread from alfalfa meal
and he's going in heavy on alfalfa. Tightens his belt up one hole
further and goes ahead, does Tom.
Most of our troubles never happen, saith one philosopher. All
of our troubles have happened, saith Tom. So eheer up, take your
positive, illustrated trouble, such as an ulcerated tooth, to the den
tist and have' it pulled. PuJl the troubles you think you have your
self. You can do it if you will. Practice on it daily. Carry your
calf troubles up a hiil daily and by and by you'll find, as did that
ancient of the story, that you can easily carry the calf grown to
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It might be pertinent to ask
Schoolmaster Wilson if he be
lieves that sparing the rod spoils
the child, before giving him a
vote. Because there's a lot of jack
ets that need dusting about
A man spends $50,000 for a mo
tor boat guaranteed to make 50
miles an hour, and the" first time
he uses it the bearings swell and
the propeller shaft jams. Ifthis
isn't your idea Qf nothing at all,