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WANTED TO BE SURE
"No.w, lapk here," Baid the 'bus
conductor: .impatiently, "are you go
in' to:g6t orl; tx'9xe you goin' to keep
on?" " i
"Welli is this "St. Paul's Cathe
dral.?" asked:barry Btblidly.
"I've told-you twenty times that it
is!" despairingly .ansftereji the ..con
ductor..! What mpreji'you, want?"
: x"Gd aisy, now! yVijl you tell me
how, far it is frdm S.t, jaui's to Ox
jford Circus?" ; . &
"Tweniyrminutes. But will you get
lorf iriyL'bus?", ,., - -
"Sure;st.minute!;'How far is it
-ifronrdxfonLOireus to St Paul's?" .
"Look Jere!' yelled the; conductor.
Ehow; .thoroughly d aroused, 4 "d'you
thinkvlxtanderb.for.a'obby; or are
you dotty? Hdw can . Jt be any
scanner ,ta come Backx from. Oxford
-Circus than;itiia-to,get;aief?" .
imnot bo sure,': quotlr the stolid
jbne; as tle5 conductor Jerked, him on
xo the pavement:;-' put Lrknow it's a
-gredt deal' larthef. from: New Year's
j day to "CJiristmas, "than, from Christ
mas to New Years Day! '
Wi MieHTsnwp.MY'e.cw him; ..
Samuel was one of those indus
trious lads wno are" hardly ever met
, outside, Xhe pages, of ,an .Early-Victorian
, , He occupied the. proud position of
office-boy? andwas ajways,.at his, desk
wrapped p in. his-work. He was
never, late Jn the. morning, and never
grumbled at-having to stay and work
at night He. was always civil, al
'Ways cleans always busyi;. , w ,-..,
. He.,.was almost too perfect for this
Oe-y sheTapprpached his boss
with a smug smile and a request for
a-rise in salary.., czii, -c.
. "WJiat are jrou getting, now ? 'f ' ask
ed th$ bjg mapflooking at the youth.
"Tjen'.dPllar8.aJ,yeek, .sir' ; .
. ''Anclhow much j. may I ask,-do you
thihlfr you -are worth?" V, j.
"Fifteen dollars at the very leasts
"Oh, that's what you think, is it?"
"It is, sir,, and; Tye been thinking
so for the last two months, sir, only
I've been too, busy to say so,' ,8ir,'V
And that's how Samuel got his rise.
:., NEAR THE, COOK
TeacherrNflw .boys, you've seen,
where e get.our;jtijn from., Can, any
bdyjjfeTLinewherewe. find; our. copr
p-ert . .
. Smart BoyPlease sir, in - the
kitchen, cuddlin' the; cook L"
Settlement "Worker; I don't, see
how you:,t5an" effprd.;tp-'wear ostrich ,
feathers;. ' , -, ..
-MagLget eight dollars. a week.
Settlement -Worker - Well, you
shouldn't plugie yourself dn that
o-o , ., . ,
NOT QUIET: .
"So you live -en Long Island. Aw
fully .duiet isn't It?"
".0h no. You see, we Jive, on the.
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