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THE HEALING ART
MjJ' "Well, this is splendid!" exclaimed
4be doctor. "Way, you look as fit
""."Yph T'm feeling fine!" answered
"Of course vou are! I knew what
4Uou wanted. Bathing" would have
ukeen the death of you. Two hot bathe
d day, fruit for breakfaBt, brown
aread and water for lunch, with the
exercises I prescribed for you are
setter than any holiday. No more
indigestion' or insomnia, have you?"
, "Not a trace of 'em!"
"Well, now own up that you're glad
you took my advice!"
"weu, aoctor, i aiant exactly tase
it. I went to the sea coast for a
month and lay on my back in the sun
&$hell the time. -I didn't need hot baths,
nwiua l uauicu m uic oca evcijr uiuiuiug,
JsVkand I eat about a round and a half
if steak every day, not to mention
pam ana eggs, Teats tne treatment
you ought to study. Slong!"
Everyone in toe commercial room,
with one exception, had been holding
forth on his own personal bravery
and presence of mind. Everybody,
with the same exception, had re
counted at least one hair-rising epi
sode in which hfi figured as the em
bodiment of cool courage.
At last the silent exception was
asked if he had never had cause to
exert his present of mind.
"Only once," he replied, yawning.
"I had dropped into a circus to pass
away a couple of hours. It was a
bright little show, and the perform
ing elephants were particularly won
derful. "Suddenly there was a shriek from
the women. The biggest elephant
had savaged his- keeper, and was
making straight for the most crowd
ed part of the building where! hap
pened to be sitting, by the way. There
was a stampede of frightened people.
The shrieks of women and children
filled the air; strong men fainted, and
pandemonium reigned supreme.
The silent one's listeners gasped.
"But I am proud to say," continued
that gentleman, "that I kept my head,
and, in Consequence, escaped un
hurt" "What on earth did you do?" some
"I? Oh, I just kept on running "be
hind the elephant!"
A couple of six-year-old children
stood watching a fractious horse
snort its disapproval at an approach
ing motor-car. 'What makes a horse
act naughty when he sees a motor-
'car?'' asked one, and the other re,- '
plied J '"It js this way. Horses is used
to see other horses pull cartq, and
thev don't know what to think of
'c&rts .going" along withodt a horse.
Iyjn saw aiair of trousers .walking
down the street without a man in
them you'd be scared, too!"
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