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such, a deed before.' Arid he had gone
tq-his' death, for'there seemed ,no
chanqe of reaching him. They :clung;
. together on the Jedge, fire over and
jinder them; One minute of -life re
1 mainedl . 7 . '
"JVIary-my love!" he' whispered,
pressing .hia lips to her cold cheek.
J3he opened Her eyes. "John!.-" she
aupwcieu, aimuiig; . .
.,-iou are maraea.-aeart;
"No John. It was waiting," .she
inswered. . , '
"For me.? ""he cried.
I. . "To show that" you were? a, man.v
John. And.Du(h'aVe shp?n-. me."
j -bnquts came tp.nim. rne'men were
bracing 'ladders. An elongated snake
of wood 'crawled up'thevside-of-the
wall. The-fiery tongues beneath were
quenched. John felt for "the ladder
"top with his feet1 .and, found it. He
placed his. feetTupon-Jthe- topmost
.rung, supporting" Mary in his arms;
and fainted 'in. the- arms of the man
who had climbed .to. save. hinv
, "Well done',' John' Hafrigan' a
voice was-murmuring far-away. He
listened in amusement. What was
the voice? saying 'Bravest man on
fcetfirefoxcej?" He' opened his eyes.
He -l5qked intbthekeen;, blue eyes
bpneath "the ,tfiick" eyebrows of Fire
Chief Bethany. ; .
"Mistah Poindextah. Ah'll bet Ah
Mn tell:a older joke dan yoK can."
"Fire', away. Mistah Scahborough.
Fire away wifvyo' prehistjarical p'ersi
flageousity." y v
"Well, here goes Ah wuz in a
butcher shop de, odder day. an' Ah?
hears de-butcher" say to his clerk,
'Henry, break Mr. Tompkins' ribs
. and takethem t9'him.' Jest lak dat.
An' Henry he answers real' pleasant
.an'-Jight-hearted, 1A11 right, sir as
soon as I chop off Mr. -Wilson's
knuckles and put'" Mr. -Jones'- brains
in at bucket." r . '
"Huh, Ah gofonVwosser dan-dat.
Yestiddy Ah looked in de paper an'
Ah seen' an addlevertisement, an' it ,
says: 'Wanted To remV a piano
suitable for a little girl -with cafrved
legs.' How's dat, Misfeb Iriter
locutah?" 'Til have tocall it a draw, gentle-.
''Early de odder mawmn' Ah. call
ed on mah brudder,' an' he came to,
de head ob de tsteps wif nothin' but"
a bath robe on. ''Go way,' 'he says.
'Ahain't dressed.' But;rAh says to
him" '6h, slip on 'somefin' an' come
down.' So he'slips on' a cake ob soap
and comes down."
"I4sten, man, Ah kin beat dat. Last
week. Ah met an old Arab.1- He wuz so
old. he done lost every" oneob his teef.
WeUV sah, dat old man couldn't hard
ly talk so yo' could unnerstand him
a-tall. "Honest all he could -talk wuz
gum Arabic. .Har-harrharj" s
; "Mr. Toindetah is declared" the
winner of r;this instructive and' ele
vating" Uteraryjbontest. We will have
aj solo by :the quartet, entitled, My
"South Dakotah Home With" the' Win
dows Stuffed With Rags.' "
Baltimore has three female police
men, and New York one'lady member