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She Followed Instructions.
- "Mary," said Mrs. MacPhane when,
In answer to' her ring, the intelligent
serving lass fra' the Deeside appear
ed, "bring a glass of sherry and a
biscuit for Mrs. McDonald, and don't
delay, there's a good girl."
i It was Mary s first place, and she
had not got into the way of things;
therefore she' returned carrying the
bglass in one hand and the biscuit in
"Goodness me!" .cried her mortified
mistress, "that's not the way to bring
in things! Go back at once; put them
both on plates, and present them in
a proper manner." , .
Bonnie Mary is -a trier; and when
She returned for the secqnd time the
wine was in one saup plate" anil the
biscuit in another. She set both be
fore Mrs. McDonald.'and in herliear
ty Scotch fashion stie-inquired:
5'Wuii the leddy just, drinklier wine
root o' the platet or wull I fcring a
jyiobn for her.'to sup it wi'?"
UNCLE BILLY'S QUESTION
"William," said Aunt Ann Sidles to
her husband, after the supper things
had been cleared away, "let's go and
hear the lecture tonight"
Uncle Billy had forgotten that
there was" a iecture, and when he was
reminded that a returned missionary
was going to tell all about India at
the church he did not seem very en
thusiastic. "I oughtn't to go anywhere to
night," grumbled Uncle Billy. "I
ought to be doctoring my horse."
VWell, you're not doing it, and
you're not likely to do it. Get ready
Uncle Billy meekly obeyed. He sat
patiently through the lecture, which
was both, interesting and profitable.
At the close of his discourse the re
turned missionary said:
"I will wait a few minutes now for
the purpose of answering any ques
tions that interested persons, in ALi
audience may wish to ask."
For half a minute nobody spoke.
Then, to the horror of Aunt Ann and
the astonishment of the congrega
tion, Uncle Billy leaned forward and
"What do they use in India to cure
horses that have got the heaves?"
SHE DOUBTED IT
One Sunday jnight there was com
pany to supper and the children were
allowed to' stay up and eat with the
family, providing they would promise
to go to bed without a murmur as
soon as supper was oyer. They prom
ised. During the meal an uncle who had
just returned from abroad told .a lot.
of mosquito' stories, among them be
ing one about-the" iargest, the most
iniquitous and intelligent mosquitoes
that anyone had ever heard.
When the little girl-had repeated
her prayers as usual, in the same
breath in which she said. "Amen" she
turned to her mother and said:
"What do you suppose God thought
of that mosquito story?,"