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THE HEALING ART
"Well, this is splendid!" explained
the doctor. ''Why, you look as fit
as a fiddle !"
"Yes, I'm feeling fine!" answered
"Of course you are! I knew -what
you wanted. Bathing would have
jjeen the death of you. Two hot bath
a day, fruit for breakfast, brown
bread and water for lunch, with the
exercises I prescribed for you are
better 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!"
"Well, doctor, I didn't exactly take
it. r went to the sea coaBt "tor al
moniu ana lay on my oacK in we sun
all the time. I didn't need hot baths,
as I bathed in the sea every morning,
and I eat about a poun'd and a half
of steak every day, not to mention
ham and eggs. That's the treatment
you ought to, study. Slong!"
"POT AVAV 33tfT RoPP
BoYk iT.s Aul, RJSHT
Everyone In the commercial room,
with ohe exception, had been holding
forth onh!s own, personal bravery
andvpresence.of mind. Everybody,
with "the' sjune exception, had re
counted, at least1 one hair-rising epi-t
sode In which he figured as the em
bodiment of cool courage.
At last tke" pflent exception was
asked If 'hehadneyer had cause to
exert his present -flf mind.
"Only tnce." he replied, yawning.
" had dropped Into a circus to pass
ayay a couple of hours. It was a
bright little show, and the perform
ing elepbanta were particularly won
derful. "Suddenly there was a shriek from
the, women. The biggest elephant
had sayaged his keeper, and was
making straight for the most crowd
edvparfc,Qf the building where I hap-penedVb--e
sitting, by the way. There
was a stampede of frightened people,
Theshrieksof women and children
filled the air; strong men fainted, and
pandemonium reigned supreme.
The silent one's listeners gasped.
"But I am proud toay," 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!"
1 REASON ENOUGH
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: "It is. this way. Horses is used
to see other horses pull carts, and
they don't know what to think of
carts going along without a horse.
If you saw a pair of trousers walking
down the street without a man is
them-you'd be scared, too!"
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