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In the days gone by they had been
sweethearts; but, alas! hatred is ever
akin to love, and the relationship had
.changed in this case.
One day the former lover had to
make a business call on the girl's
father, and, of course, it so happened
that she answered the door. '
"I beg your pardon," said the
young man, keeping his nerve in the
trying circumstance remarkably well,
."Jkliss Perkins, I think? Is your father
"No, he's not, I'm Borry to say. Do
you wish to "see him personally?"
jasked the maiden, without the slight
est sign of recognition showing in hen,
"zes; out it win ao tomorrow.
Thank you, I will call again! Good
But this" was too much. As he
reached the bottom step, the lady
k "Pardon me! who shall I say
Jones strolled into the postoffice to
get some stamps; but, being in no
hurry, waited patiently while the
clerk attended, to the wants of an
other man who had entered the of
fice in front of him, and was in need
of a penny stamp.
The little piece of paper was duly
handed across the counter. Then;
"Don't you want to post a parcel?"
inquired the clerk.
"Not to-day," came the reply.
"Then what about; the new regis
tered envelopes or some postcards.
We've got a new,supply just in."
"But I don't want any!"
The man was beginning to grow
angry a fact which made the clerk
"Well, well, well," he remarked,
"postal cards are always useful. So
are money orders. We can provide
them to almost any value, you know.
And, for that matter "
' But the man had gone. So the
clerk, still smiling, turned to Jones.
"Sorry to have kept you waiting,
sir," he apologized, "but that chap's
my barber. I vowed I'd get square
with him somehow."
Mrs. Jordan had "ideas" on the
way children should be reared. Her
young hopeful, Tommy, caused her
a little anxiety in this respect. Now
and again, therefore, a serious "po
liteness" lecture was administered.
"Now, Tommy dear," she started,
"supposing you accidentally stepped
on a gentleman's foot, what would
" I would say, 'Beg your pardon!' "
"That's my own little son!" smiled
the pleased mother. "And if the gen
tleman gave you a penny for your
politeness what would you do?-"
The innocent look passed from
Tommy's face as he quickly an
swered. "Why, I would stand on the other
foot, and say 'Beg pardon' again, of
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