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FAITH OF BROTHER TARR
"Yassah, I b'lieves de merri
cles!u dogmatically said old
Brother Tarr. "B'lieves all de
rherricles in de Book, fum staht
to finish, and b'lieves 'em dess as
dey's writ down. I b'lieves 'bout
Shadrach and dem two yudder
gen'lemen fuhgits iiow what
deir names was in de fiery fur
nace, and Jonah in de wljale's er
sanitarium and I b'lieves, too,
dat Aaron cast down, his rod befo'
de 'Gyptians and it done crawled
off like a snake; Fs done seed
cawd-wood muhse'f, dat was so
crooked it couldn't 'lay still de
kind, lemme say, dat's mostly
paid on a debt. YaSsah, I b'lieves
in dem merricles, uh-kaze Is seed
dfess"as big ones, and bigger, too !
flat's what I has !
"Lemme spuriate: De time I
goes to de circus over at Timp
kinsville was when de merricle
was puffawmed puffawmed on
me, sah !
1 "Right dar in de side show,
'twu! A White man was cuttin'
.cappers wid kyahds, and dey was
cu'i's, and all dat,"but when I got
up dost to see all I could, "de mer
ricle happened! Blamed if dat
man didn't rotch fo'th and kotch
me my de nose and pull three Irvel
rabbits out'n it! three rabbits
out'n muh nose, dis yuh nose
right yuh ! Pulled e'm right out'n
muh nose, sah!
"Merricles! Talk about itf
How did dat white man know?
dem varmints was in muh -nose?
when I didn't know it muhse'f
andhe hadn't never sot eyes'oril
me befo? Dat's de stagnation
,paht of it yassah, 'tis! OhP"
b'lieve de 'Postles and PilgrinP
Fathers complicated all merricles
dey says dey did, uh-kaze I's seed)
as big ones, muhse'f bigger Jr2
any of 'em. Rabbits right ont'ii
muh nose!" 1
ON THE WARPATH o
"Good afternoon, Johnny !"c
said the nice young lady, visiting;
his mother's house in the sweet
cause of charity. "Why don't youj
come tp our Sunday school? A
lot of your little friends havej
joined, and we are going to have
a lovely party at Christmas." K
Johnny shook his -head. Therj
suddenly he exclaimed :
"Has a boy called Johnson,
with red hair, joined yet?"
"Yes, dear," said the nicer
young lady, "and he seems to like
it. He's sucji a good little boy!"1.
"Huh, is he?" muttered Tom-
my. "Well, if he's there, FIT
cbme, too. I've been looking" fofc
him for three months, and'never,
knew whereto find him before "" f .