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wasn't enough left on the bird's two
legs to put him in a good humor. We
ate the rest of the meal fin silence
until we approached the plum pud
ding. "I -bought the plum pudding from
the baker, "and. he . had given me a
recipe for a delicious brandy sauce,
so I did not consult the cook book on
that, therefore I remained in igno
rance of the fact that plum pudding
must be steamed.
"I brought it to the table. Harold
smiled just, a little.
" 'That looks pretty good,' he con
descended to remark. 'The sauce
smells fine. You weren't stingy with
the brandy anyway, even if you did
eat the meat off the turkey legs be
fore it came to the table.'
"I made no answer. On the suc
cess of that meal depended whether
Harold arid I ate in different estab
lishments or at home, so I wasn't go
ing to have trouble if I could avoid it.
"He smiled with anticipation as he
sniffed for a few seconds of the
brandy, then he attempted to insert
his spoon into the pudding, but the
attempt was as far as he got.
" 'What's the matter with this
pudding?' he demanded.
" "Why, there isn't anything the
matter with it,' I said, with a trem
ble. " 'Who in the world told you how
to make it? It's tough enough to use
an axe on.'
"I got real haughty. 'I .didn't
make it I bought it and I paid twenty-five
cents for a very small piece
of it, at that'
" 'Well, if that's the way you waste
my money on a thing that, isn't fit to
eat, we better break up housekeeping
and go boarding again,' and he
flounced out of the room, but I still
heard him murmuring: 'A Thanks
giving dinner without plum pud
"What did you do?" asked the girl
with the brown hair.
"Oh, I made a complaint to the
baker and he told me what was
wrong, and then I bought a common-sense
cook book that gave in
structions on broiling steaks and boil
ing potatoes, and now if Harold
wants a fancy meal we go downtown
to the cafe. But, I can certainly pity
any girl who marries without know
ing how to cook."
The dark-haired one looked out of
the window a moment, then she said,
very seriously: "Believe me, I pity
TO EAT WATERMELON HOW
By the "Champion" Devotee of
Cool, but do not chill the melon.
Cut it lengthwise, not.in round
Save the seeds, to make "water-
Eat without salt.
Use your teeth no knives or
Watermelon is refreshing and
good for the stomach and kidneys.
Washington, Aug. 4. State secrets
on statesmen's appetites and partic
ularly watermelons during the pres
ent height of the watermelon season
were divulged Saturday. The divul
ger is R. J. Martyn, "boss" of the cap
Twenty big fat watermelons are
consumed by congressmen every day,
and, according to "Chef" Martyn,
Representative Henry D. Clayton of
Alabama, chairman of the House
judiciary committee, is the acknowl
edged "champion" watermelon eater.
He gets outside of from one to three
big slices daily.
Other watermelon "fanatics," -who
take their daily portion of the rich,
red and juicy ones, are Representa
tives Mann of Illinois, Sereno Payne
of New York,' Sims of Tennessee,
Dietrick of Massachusetts, Austin of
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