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annulled, and to beg of you to allow
me -to share my fortune with youV'
Then she burst forth, stretching her
hands across the .peaceful scene be
fore her. "Ah, what rest, what beauty,
all this! It is nearly heaven."
She resembled some wearied trav
eler gone through a turbulent experi
ence. Her very soul seemed to plead
for peace after storm.
, "A lonely home," spoke Leslie irre
sistibly. "It will be doubly so when
you leave. You cherish its peace and
quiet Then pould-you sharehvwith
me and love?" .
' Afar a lowing herd droned forth;
.musically, mingled with mellow tin-,
She leaned 'towards him, both
hands' extended, a sob in her voice,
but 'joyful, serene.
""Listen," she said simply "our
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"Don't, stand-and shiver! You. must deliver
. Pretty good stuff or they'll chase you off quick!"
'"YouH be no service, if you aje nervous
, Don't look so frightened and qualmy and sick."1
"Standing-room only!" Yet- you-look lonely! --- - -
Keepup your courage, you'll come out all right."
That's ;hpw they steer you, trying to cheer you
When you're an amateur amateur' night.
Sharp calls and'flat calls,' wfiistles and cat-calls!
- Stamping . and. tramping' andj;pounding ofjfeet!'
Sure it?s a peril to go out and'carol
When there's, a crowd such as, that is to greet!. .
Loud their derision if their'decision '
Isn't in 'praise of the quavering wight ; t
Yet if- they favor the. act and. its flavor, '
People will .show it on amateur night ! . ' " :-'
- ' ' . J- ' - -;v--. :
Scared little gifliis. scampers on early,
Nobody jeers--her, -sbe'si "only a kid;" ..
Next comes a fat; guy they hand it toTHAT guyi j
Out comes the-hook and it's him for the skid!
Some are in clover at; "putting it over," ,
Most "or "them "beat it" in hastiest Bight;
When 'the (.thing high-brow puts kinks in your eye-brow
- You can find surcease in amateur night!
Bloom l.'nvglad I met "your wife.
Gloom Did she ? I wish you'd met
At: the risk of being impertinent,
we desire to call Willie Hearst's at
tention to the. fact that Bryan is in
the cabinet, right-at the top, too. .