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SHE EXPECTED IT '
ifs-TChe steamship moved slowly up
Che Narrows, abreast of Quarantine.
There was a tremendous rattle and
talank pnd splash. Aunt Drusifla call
ed a steward.
iWhat was that, steward?" she
"Nojhin', lady only dropped the
anchor, ma,'am.'r . k
7" ''I thought they, would," "answered
disapprovingly, "They've, beenwery
careless witn it. xve seen it nangmg
er the side all day' N. Y. World.
JAfter the company had gone Mrs.
n said rto her husband. "What
earth 'did you mean, John, by tell-
"g the FTemlngs that my humor
is positive, out not negative?"
'I meant," said Mr, Mason, dis
creetlyj movingr towards the door,
"that yqu could makef a joke, but
- NONE BUT THBBRAVE
Really, he was a most kind-hearted
old gentleman, but one of those who
t cannot help raising objections to any
wvr.naiflSlcl tl6 OTCfTinf 11T1 ttt thftTTl.
He was expecting a call from his
daughter's lover who was to ask
formally for her hand. The old man
liked ihe young fellow well enough,
yet, the moment he made his appear-ance,-he
scowled at him.
VYou think I'm going to let you
marry my daughter, do you?" he
"Dop't think I said so, did I?" an
swered the young man coolly.
"Well, that's what yoa were gpingr
to say!" lie continued fiercely.
"Who told you so? retorted the
"What on earth did you come to
see me for then?" gasped the ason-
ished-old gentleman. v
"Oh, well, I thought I might as
well jet-your consent to the car
riage, if I could looks bejter, you.
know! But we shall get married in
any case, whether you like itor not!'
The old man grasped his hand.
'ypull do!" he said. Tve always
hoped for a son-in-law with some
pluck about him!"
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THE WRONG IDEA
TJttle James sat at his desk listen
ing intently to the teacher, who. was
explaining the meaning oi tne wora
The teacher, noticing his concen
tration, addressed most of her re
marks to him. When she had made
the, subject as clear .as it could pos
sibly be made, she felt fairly con
fident of success as she asked James
tOrStep up to. th& blackboard, write a
"sentence containing the word "in
come1 and then read it out to the
j, Janies sprang to his feet, 'flushed
with, pride, and bursting with knowl
After much writing ana ruDDing
out, he read his sentence.aloud:
"In come acat.'V