BREAKING IT GENTLY
It was evident that something
of more moment than usual was
weighing on Michael O'Grady's
Three times he passed the door
or Mrs. Murphy's house before he
mustered sufficient courage to
"You'll be remembering the
skates the squire's son loaned to
Patrick this morning, Mrs. Mur
phy?" he said.
"Av course, Misther O'Grady,"
replied that lady.
"It's moighty sorry Oi am,
thin, to tell yez, but they're at the
bottom av the dapest part iv the
"Och hone! Phwat will the
squire sat at all, at all. and me
after owing him two years' rint !"
moaned Mrs. M. "Where's Pat.
the careless villain? It's mesilf'll
hev the worrud wid him whin he
''Arrah, bad cess to the loikes
ov me, Mrs. Murphy; Oi clane
forgot to tell yez that Pat has the
skates on !"
He was a most intelligent
youth, and while going through
the basement at the works he no
ticed that something was wrong
with the machinery. He at once
gave the alarm, and prevented
what might have been a serious
accident. The circumstance was
reported to the head of the firm,
before whom the lad Was sum
"You had done me a great serv
ice, my lad,' said the genial chief,
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"and in future your wages will be
increased by $2 weekly."
"Thank you, sir," said the
bright little' fellow. "I will do my
best to be of service to you."
"That's the right spirit, my
lad," he remarked, encouragingly. I
"In all the years that I have been
in business no one has ever thank
ed me in that wav. I will make
the increase S3. Now, what do J
you say to that?"
"Well, sir," replied the lad,
smilingly, "would you mind if I
said it again?"
Wife Do you know, I have a
very little moUth. In the glass if
doesn't look large enough to hold
my tongue. Husband (testily)
It isn't! j
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