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A WISE CHILD
Six o'clock Christmas eve a
typical Christmas eve that is to
say, instead of snow, rain was
coming down, as usual, in sheets
Still, it was Christmas eve; and
on Christmas eye trade is often
good. Mr. Henry Lightweight
stood behind his pots of jam, his
tins of fruit, and other delicacies,
a smug expression of complac
ency upon his face.
Presently he was disturbed
from his happy thoughts.
"Please, sir,'" said a small voice
on the other side of the counter,
"I've come for mother's Christ
"What is your name, my little
man ?" the grocer asked.
"Robins! Robins" Mr. Light
wetght looked thoughtful. "But
surely your mother doesn't buy
her groceries here, does she? I
don't seem to remember the
"Xo," replied the small boy;
"but Mrs. Jones next door does,
and mother often borrows things
SHE WAS PLANNING
Miss Millicent Mills was ex
ceedingly indignant with her
"I do wish," she said, "you
wouldn't talk about 'washing-up'
when Jim's here, mother; it's so
"Awfully common eh !" re
peated her mother, a lady endow
ed with much common-sense.
"But we have to eat, don't we'
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And Jim has to eat? And he eat
off dishes, don't he? And he
knows dishes have to be "
. "Oh, I know I know!" inter
rupted her agitated daughter im
patiently. "But if you keep on
mentioning it. you're sure to
make out that you always make
dad dry them for you, and it
might put him off!"
Poose and bloodhounds are out
after a Utah editor who offeredtt
$5 prize to any one who'd answer,
"Why do we rub price marks off
the Xmas gifts we send and al
ways hunt for 'em on those we
receive?" The entire population
of eleven counties brought in the