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The missionary smiled benevo
lently on the native tribes around
him. "I will cure them all of can
nabalism," he said hopefully.
"They have treated me kindly so
far, and I am sure I shall convert
After being introduced to their
chief he retired to the special hut
the tribe had prepared for him,
where he was shortly afterward
joined by a native.
"The kittg has sent me to dress
you for dinner," said the man.
"Ah !" smiled the missionary.
"How thoughtful of him. You are
the royal valet, I suppose?"
"No," replied the native, "I'm
THINKING OF HIMSELF
Two Irish soldiers stationed ir
the West Indies were accustomed
to bathe daily in a little bay which
was generally supposed to be free
from sharks. Though on good
terms with each other, they were
not what might be called fast
One day, as they were swim
ming about one hundred yards
from the shore, Pat observed
Mike suddenly making for the
land as hard as he could, without
saying a word. Wondering what
was the matter, Pat struck out
vigorously after him, and landed
at his companion's heels.
"Is there anything wrong wid
ye?" inquired Pat feelingly.
"Nothin' nothin' at all," re
plied the other.
"Thin what did ye make sich ;
suddint retrate for an' lave me?'
"Bedad," answered Mike cooly,
"I spied the fin of a big shark
about twenty feet ahead, an' I
thought while he was playin' wid
you it wud give me time to rache
The small daughter was setting
the table for company when her
mother called to her:
"Put three forks at each place,
Having made some observa
tions on her own account when
the expected guests had dined
with her mother before, she in
"Shall I give Uncle John three
the royal cook,"