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The room was full of little girls
in pink dresses and pigtails. Over
them presided a sweet-faced dam
sel, stern withal.
The lesson concerned coins and
they had been through the entire
range, from cents to dollars. One
little miss, however, was singu
larly inattentive. Her gaze was
fixed upon a playful sparrow on
the window sill, and she had no
thought for coins. Suddenly the
teacher pounced upon her. Plac
ing a half dollar on the pupil's
desk she demanded:
"Heads," came the instantan
eous reply. -
Indians of the U. S. own $3,500
worth of property per capita, J
THE LAST HOPE
They had quarreled, and they
were returning the presents
tokens of a love now dead, which
made a pitiful display when
heaped together on the polished
surface of the table.
Then the man added to the pile
a necktie, knitted and blue of
color. It was the last of the gifts.
All was over now. For a few
tense moments silence reigned
"Mr. Brown J"
"Yes, Miss Simmons."
"I feel I am taking an advan
tage of you."
"In what way?"
"You have given me almost
countless boxes of chocolates,
and dozens and dozens of theater
evenings and dinners, which I
can't return. And Mr. Brown. X
do want to be honest with you,
and to settle my part of the trans
action fairly. But there is only
one way that I can see."
"And what may that be?" Mr.
Brown's language still was strict
"George, George, by giving
you myself!" Miss Simmons
gasped, as she fell into her lover's
Then they made it all up again.
"I think Arthur would have
proposed to me last night if you
hadn't come into the room just
when you did." "What reason
have you for believing that ?" "He
had just taken both of my hands
in "his. He had never held more
than one of them at a time before,"