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1 body against this quagmire. T
IN A SERIOUS PICKLE
Though he worked in town,
Wilkins had a dear little house in
the country, where he slept each
night and where he week-ended.
Slopton was the village, and
the only objection to the plaoe
was an enormous and particularly
muddy depression in the road,
which was a perpetual nuisance
to the inhabitants of this other
wise truly delightful spot.
For many months Wilkins had
drawn the attention of the town
council to the subject, and one
night, on his way home from the
station, he beheld two councilmen
wallowing in the mire.
"Gentlemen of the Council of
Slopton," he remarked, 'I have
often petitioned your honorable j
now desire to express my dehgh
at seeing you at last moving in
SQUARING THE DEBT
A poor German whom he had
once befriended in many little
ways came suddenly into his life
again, and persisted perpetually
in protesting his gratitude.
"It's all right, Heinie," said the
actor, "you're welcome to all I
may have don for you. Now.
clear out, and let me memorize
this part, and, for Heaven's sake,
don't come back again!" he mut
tered, under his breath.
"But vot about der money I
borrowed, sir? Yill you dake dot
out in trade?"
"Oh, I might! But, as I sa'l
before, that's all right. By tk
way, though, what is your trade
"I am der leader of der lettle
Cherman band, sir, and ve vill
play in front of your apartment,
all for nothing, every day for von
"I say," said a policeman,
"where's your light?" "Oh," re
plied the cyclist, "the wind blev.
it out ?" "Strange !" remarked the
policeman. "There's no wind
here, but there must have been a
terrible gale where you came
from, for it has blown your lamp
away, too !"
"I wasted a full hour yester
day." "How?" "Asked Mrs. G.
how the baby was getting on and
had to listen to her reply."