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'front entrance, we must respect
fully decline "
"But I've got to catch the
king!" shouted Blake. "I'll lose
my castle if I don't ""I must find
him at once."
"My dear sir," said the eldest,
in a smooth, professional voice,
"if you will come back home, I
am sure we can bring him to your
"My bedside? You think I'm
crazy?" demanded Blake.
"Now, Mr. Blake, you've been'
bvercome by the heat; you're not
yourself," said the other gently,
"Come back to Fyles. There's a
"I tell you I've got to see the
king!" raved Blake, struggling in
the arms of the half dozen who
,were endeavoring to restrain him.
As he shouted something whizzed
pver his head, arid two men came
up to the hedge.
"Sliced,: sir!" exclaimed one of
the players. "It'll be in the long
srrass, I think"
"I want to see the king!" yelled
Blake, and the players stopped.
"At your service, sir," answer
ed the other, a short man 'with a
pointed beard and prominent
eyes. At the sight of him the doc
tors closed round Mr. Blake, at
tempting to pull him down. (
"Listen, your majesty," shout
ed the American. "I'm not crazy.
I've bought Fyles Abbey, and I've
brought ten surgeons to pay my
yearly rental. It says so in the
deed. It was Lord Tyneside's
place. Don't I have to bring you
J "Ah! -Fyles Abbejrl Very in
teresting. No, sir, you've mis
read your deed. It's sturgeons,
jiot surgetms; but as sturgeons
don't frequent English waters so
much as they used to when the
grant was made, the practice has
become obsolete. Good morning,
"Yes, the newspapers are urg
ing the people to do their Christ
mas shopping early and have pity,
on the poor, tired clerks.
It's a great game for the stores,
helps ,fill the papers with adver
tising, lengthens out the holiday
buying, helps get rid of last year's
left-over stock, and gives the
stores a chance to clean up the
last week by marking down
But it doesn't make any more
money for the clerks, and doesn't
keep them from growing tired.
And all the talk about doing it
for their sake, is bunk
If the newspapers are really
concerned about the poor, tired
clerks and want to help them,
they can do it best by starting a
campaign for better wages for
the clerks. -
But they won't dothat. It
would make their big advertisers
So do your Christmas shopping
whenever you feel like it.
Jone Binks' is a lucky dog.
His wife worships him. Bones
Yes, but she carries it too far
sometimes. I was there to dinner
unexpectedly the otherday, and
she served up a burnt offering;