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When Tommy was taking his
father his dinner he stopped for a
moment to watch a workman
emptying a sewer.
"That," remarked Tommy in
terestedly, "is the sewer my
brother lost a. quarter down."
The workman's eyes lit up.
"Well, young man," he said,
with a show of carelessness, "you
had better get forward with that
dinner before it's cold."
In about half an hour Tommy
returned, to find the man still at
the same sewer.
"Are you quite sure it was this
sewer the quarter was Jost in?"
said the workman.
"I am certain," replied Tom
my, "because I saw my father get
The Yawning Abyss.
The vicar of a certain church
was solemnly and impressively
exhorting his congregation to
self-examination, abstinence, and
repentance. The beadle, who is
accustomed to sit immediately
below the pulpit, is locally re
nowned as the owner of the big-
gest mouth in the district.
Unfortunately, he felt sleepy,
and yawned at a very critical and
impressive part of the minister's
sermon. "Pause, my brethren,
before it is too late," exclaimed
the preacher, "or you may be
dragged into the abyss which is
now yawning before you !"
There was a suppressed titter
in the congregation, the preacher
looked greatly surprised, and the
beadle, a bit discomfited.
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f TO TU YOU J
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-D4YS AGO, Vtw I tOCKCuJf CHICkefcS 7
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Four flies,, which had .made
their way into a certain pantry
determined to have a feast.
One flew to the sugar tmd aS,
heartily, but soon died, for tb$
sugar was full of white lead. vj
The second chose the Hour as"1
his diet, but he fared no better, for
the flour was loaded with piaster
of paris. - '
'Ttio 4-UirA cimnlnH the cvninf!
A 111. I.m vi oo-iw.v.. -j ff
but his six legs were present
raised hi the air, f ops the syr
was colored with aniline dye.
fffa -fnni-tfi flv seeinc all h
friends dead, determined to end
his life also and drank deeply ofs
the fly poison, ile is still alive
and in good health