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SOLD HIS POSITION
Ever in hot water, always irt
trouble, seldom out of a scrape, he
was by far the worst boy in the
class, and the terror of the school
mistress. "What you ought to do," said
Mrs. Wiseacre to the teacher, "is
to treat him with more consider
ation. Punish him with kindness,
you know. Send him up to my
house, and I'll try the effect of my
system upon him."
And, in due time, Sammy put
in an appearance at the hpuse of
Mrs. Wiseacre at least, a bright
looking boy appeared on the
Mrs. Wiseacre showed him
round the garden, interested him
with pretty pictures, played him
lively music, and then sat down
at a good feast.
"My dear," she asked eventual
ly, "were you not extremely un
happy when you stood in the cor
ner before all your classmates for
"Please, m'm," answered the
boy, "it wasn't me you saw in the
corner. It was Sammy."
"But aren't you Sammy, my
"No, m'm; Fm Herbert. Sam-'
my gave me some cigarette pic
tures to come here and get your,
jawing!" .. "
"This -watch will last a life
time," remarked the jeweler, as
he handed the watch to the cus
tomer. "Nonsense," retorted the other.
"Can't I see for myself that its
hours are numbered?"
AT THE HALLS '
'Ton't you know what a scale
is?" "Of course. A scale is a freckle
on a fish."
"No, no. A musical scale, what
has notes on it. Now like when
you sing, the first thing comes to
you is DO." .
"The first tning that usually,,
"Yes, that's mv wife. You're '
right, she's always after doughs
"And after JRE comes MI."
"YoiS? Don't let me catch you
o o :
"Does it cost much to Jeed the
giraffes in the circus?"
"No. A little goes a-long way
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