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Slowly Betsy and Dennis walked
through O'Falnigan's turnip-field,
and silently seated themselves, side
HiHby side, upon the fence surrounding
, ' The shadows deepened. Nothing
'broke the stillness save an occasional
grunt from the interior of the sty.
"Say something," said Betsy, a hint
Of impatience in her voice.
"How beautiful ye be, Betsy!"
.whispered Dennis. Betsy merely
edged a little closer.
"Just think," went on Dennis, thus
ncouraered. "When I've enoueh to
ftbuy a pig, we'll have a home all of our
howns an it won't be much longer."
"Oh, Denny," she answered, a trifle
f-resentfully, "what do I care ior pigs?
3 shan't want a pig when I've got
And the inmate of the sty gave a
Like most youths, he was, fond of
talking about things of which he was
profoundly ignorant. Just now he
was discussing girls.
"Girls are funny creatures!" he
remarked to his uncle, in an in
structive tone of voice.
"What's funny about 'em?"
queried his grey-haired relative.
"Oh, I don't know; but they are
funny. The other day I took a girl
I know out to lunch. When we got
inside the restaurant she said she felt
faint, and didn't want to eat any
thing. Then she said she thought
that perhaps she could manage a
"Don't see anything funny in that"
""No; but you ought to have seen
that light meal! Chicken-broth,
whitefish, mutton-cutlets, fruit salad
and special coffee. Cost me nearly
five dollars!" said the callow youth,
in an injured voice.
"Well,, you ought to be glad, my
"Glad? What for?"
"Glad she wasn't hungry,, of
At breakfast restless little Tommy
began to play with the cruet stand.
His father told him not to do so.
Tommy persisted, and at last upset it
and spilled the pepper on the table
cloth. "Now, Tommy," said the father,
"you were disobedient and upset the
pepper caster, and I really ought to
make the punishment fit the crime
by putting some of the pepper on
Tommy looked up in a flash and
"Should I be punished the same
way, dad, if I upset the sugar bowl?"
o o '
"Lucille," said a haughty lady.
"Yes, madam," the maid replied.
Look out of the window and see
if any person is using the ocean. K
npt, I may bathe." .