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Bliss an offer of a fabulous amount
for his forty acres. Uncle Jared did
two things right away. The first
was to purchase a lovely home in the
village, the next to settle on his faith
ful little housekeeperjane-half of his
And then a wedding. They called
the new home "Heart's Delight," be
cause it sheltered three loving spirits
who had known adversity and appre
ciated the new dawning prosperity
with humble, grateful souls.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
"OSCAR AND ADOLPH"
AS TAGORE, THE HINDU POET, WOULD PAINT THEM
By Fred Schaefer.
Feverishly I await the evening
paper. Feverishly I gnaw the nails
Tonight, what will "Oscar" do to
"Adolph?" Tonight, with what new
malice will "Oscar" humble the adi
pose "Adolph?" Oh, the ineffable
calm of "Adolph" with' the inflated
and rubber abdomen.
I cannot bear the stillness of wait
ing. The pale moments of waiting
dribble like sands in the hour-glass. I
resent the pale moments.
I yearn for the sardonic face of
"Oscar," his lean frame like the
frame of a scarecrow. There is
something whimsical inherent in "Os
car." I wish he would trim his back
Distress burns in at the length of
"Oscar's" back hair. But globular
and rotund is "Adolph," the martyr.
Pulpy, and round like a pomegranate,
is the sweet form of "Adolph."
I cannot wait to behold it, the dull
painlessness of "Adolph." The head
of him is hard, like the shell of the
toitoise. I love every ounce of fine
ivory in" him. His smile is the smile
of a sunfish.
The ripeness of pomegranates, the
dull thud of the slapstick, the mirth
and the laughter, enchant me. By
the gate of the broken hfnge I wait
for the evening paper and "Oscar
I wait on the edge of enjoyment,
poised on the keen edge of a titter.
My whole darn family is lined up to
titter. That's why I wait at the gate,
with a vigil unceasing.
I must beat them to "Oscar and
TIPS FOR THE WIFE
Before frying the breakfast bacon
cut off the rind and dip each rasher
in flour; then fry or grill quickly. This
prevents the fat from running and
gives the bacon a better flavor.
Common snuff put into the chinks
of a fireplace will drive away crickets.
If a gloss is desired on linen add
a teaspoouful of salt to the starch