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there! meaning every word of it.
Her blue eyes grew big and round
as she listened to my confession,
her elbows rapping mine delic
iously. In a moment a great tear
glistened in each eye.
"What is it, Flower?" I asked
"I feel now that you are sin
cere, and that makes me the big
ger deceiver," she sobbed. "I
have deceived you more than you
have me, but I really didn't think
you cared so much, and I so hated
to give up a career. But J am go
ing to confess. Are you prepared."
"Alfred, I, too, am a million
aire," a sob shaking her body. "I
am doing this office work not as
a lark but to see how the ste
nographer in a downtown office
lives. Can you forgive me?"
My knees were trembling, but
I saw that opportunity was
knocking, and said firmly: "No,
"Which one?" she asked.
After one has ridden a hobby,
so long one often dismounts, and
often, incompatible as it may
seem, one turns to strange ex
tremes, such as being domestic,
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
First Little Girl Your papa
and mamma are not your real par
ents. They only adopted you.
Second Little Girl All the bet
ter. My parents picked me out.
Yours had to take you as you
THE INSOMNIAC'S DREAM.
By Berton Braley.
I'm tired of sanitariums;
I'd like to be the fish
That swim in the aquariums
With tails that wave and swish".
In manner alligatorial
I'd like totsnooze as much
As, from time immemorial,
Do crocodiles and such.
The world might cease to hurtle
And I I wouldn't mind,
If I could be a turtle now,
Or something of the kind ;
Who always seems to sleep
And 'lie in ease silurian
For-ages long anddeep !
I'd like to join some family
As peaceful as the clam '
That lives so coolly, clammily
A life of perfect ca'm;
Or-were the blood more chilly in
My veins were I a snake
I'd sleep a sleep reptilian
And never, never wake!
"Popularity, popularity among
the ladies,' is a great help to any
young man," said a speaker the
other day, "and there is nothing
like generosity to make a young
"I heard a lady praising a
young man the other evening.
" 'He is so generous,' she said.
'He takes mother and I out to din
ner nearly every week. We dote,
''Then she smiled and added:
."'In fact, we "table d'hote on