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him. He was stretched out on his
bed, never torise from it. Death
was approaching. Only the ring
could save him. He felt for it
"It's strange how dear father
loves that old Chinese ring," he
heard his eldest daughter say.
"Guide his fingers to it." Very
feebly the professor felt for it,
and with his last effort, turned it.
Instantly time was reversed.
His hair turned brown; his chil
dren began to grow smaller be
fore his eyes. "It's a girl,' cried
the doctor. "It's a fine hoy."
"It's a girl." "It's a fine boy."
Something an old shoe struck
him behind the ear. A head sank
on his shoulder. "Y.es, dearest,"
whispered Miss Smith. "Will
you be my wife, Virginia?" the
professor answered. He was pro
pelled through the front door;
everything swam before his eyes,
and he opened them, to find him
self in the back room of the
Chinese laundryman's shop,
which was filled with an over
powering aroma. Everything
was reeling before his unsteady
gaze, and Ah Win was shaking
him by the shoulder. The profes
sor was twirling something in his
hand. He looked at it. It was a
"What is it?" he cried.
"Sixtly cents," ' replied the
Chinman impassively. "You
smell him opium. No good for
white man; only -good for China
man." With aching head Prof. Tup
per stagered out into the open air.
Suddenly hi stopped dead, his
face aflame -with the light of de
termination. "Well, I've got to marry her
anyway," he said. And with lin
gering, half-reluctant steps he
proceeded" toward Miss Smith's
abode, five miles away.
WHAT THEY YIELD
Six pounds of peaches will
yield eight pint jars of preserves.
Seven pounds of peaches will
yield 15 glasses of marmalade.
One peck of quinces will yield
21 glasses of jelly.
Four pounds of plums will yield
five pint jars of preserves.
Four quarts of crabapples
measured after cutting small, will
yield 10 glasses of Jelly.
MEAN TRICK ON A DOG.
Fido thought he had Pussy,
But she made a clever getaway.
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