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SCARING THE TRADE
It was at the dentist's and Potz
was the object" in the chair a
miserable, -dejected, forlorn ob
ject to wit. .
The operation, was Snded and
the dentist was ostentatiously
cleaning his forceps and smiling
at the result of his muscular ef
forts. "I must charge you $2," he said
at length to the suffering patient
whom he had treated with more
force than skill.
The unlucky victim turned up
on his persecutor:
"What! $2? Why you said
you would charge me only 50
"Yes," agreed the tooth tugger
cheerfully, "that irr truth was my
contract for the performance."
"Well?" queried the tormented
"But you yelled so loudly that
you scared away three 50-cent
It was the first time that John
Willieaged 4, had ever faced the
camera at least, since he had be
gun to take a live interest in
"Now, my little dear," said the
photographer, "if you'll just keep
still a moment we shall soon have
a pleasant picture."
But nothing on earth would in
duce John Willie to keep still.
"If jou'lj just go outside,
madam," the artist said, after he
had tried for half an hour, "I
think I can manage it all right."
John, Willie's mother went out,
TODY las er Urts "stoat.
JUD.Q5 IS NeHSiqUTST So YOgPTA1
hers wu zee vox ive set a
. 3BWRe xeL.
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for she, too, was tired of the
strain. And, behold ! five minutes
later the photographer smilingly
assured her that all was -well. As
for John Willie, he was as meek
as a. lamb. Only when they reach
ed home did his mother attempt
to discover the reasdn.
"Muwer," Tohn Willie ex
plained, "he looked ter ble at
and said: 'Now, thenr you ugly
little beast, if you don't keep your
twisting carcass still, I'll skin yoiO
alive!' That's why I. .kept quiet.
May Do you love me vejy
much, mamma? Mother te
widow) Yes, of course, my dear.
May Then why don't you marry
the man at' the candy store?