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WHAT THE MAlDKNEW
For a long while the young man sat
w,aiting in the drawingroom, anxious
tand impatient, restlessly crossing and
'recrossing left leg over right, and
right leg over left.
Why didn't she come to him? She
knew that he was in the house, knew
l that he was waiting. And he' knew
that each moment which she tamed
hwas making him more nervous and
: Presently the door opened. The
roung manMumped to his feet. "Ah,"
jhe murmured; then he paused. Be-
f fore him, instead of she whom he
expected, merely stood a servant car
rying the tea-tray.
"I thought you were Miss Janet,"
he muttered, trying to mask his con
'fusion. "She's a very long time com
ing down. Perhaps," he added, "she's
trying to make up her mind whether.
j3v not to see me.
The maid smiled coldly.
"No," she said; "I don't think it's
her mind she's making up."
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A BRIEF TRIUMPH
It was his first brief, and lie was
determined to defend his client with
his last breath, if necessary. And
nowthe critical stage of the case had
come. One of his witnesses was be
ing examined by counsel for the
"I understand you called on the
plaintiff on the fifteenth- Is that so?"
"That is so."
"And what conversation gassed fce-
Before the harassed witness could
reply our friend jumped up and ob
jected to the question being put,
maintaining that the conversation
could not be admitted in evidence.
A heated discussion followed, and,
finally the court was adjourned in
order that the magistrate might come
to a decision.
When the court reassembled the
magistrate upheld counsel for the
prosecution, who, with a look of tri
umph, proceeded to put the question:
"Now, will you be good enough to
tell the court what conversation
passed between you and the plaintiff
when you called on him?"
"Please, sir, the servant that open
ed the door told me he were out!
was the answer.
GETTING THEIR OWN BACK
A young man had taken his wife to
a theater, and, as there was no one
to look after the baby, they had
brought it along. It cried lustily all
through the first act At the close of
the act an official came down the
gangway and informed them that if
they could not keep the baby quiet
they would .have to go to the box
office, get their money back, and go
They succeeded in squelching the
baby, and all went well for a time.
Then, five minutes after the last
act had commenced, the young fath
er leaned over and said:
"How do you like the show?"
"Rotten!" was the reply.
"Stick a pin in the baby."