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A HARD TIME
Little Perclyal's eyes were full of
tears. MIss'Miggs, a Idnd soul, at
tracted by the sound of Perclval's
isorrow, approached him, sayjng:
"Pnmp rnme. mv little man! Whv
fare you crying?"
"Mother smacked me!"
-. "Why, you're not a naughty little
boy, are you?"
- "No, I only made some dents In the
"That doesn't sound a very serious
matter. Did you make the dents with
your little spade?"
"N-n-no! With father's watch!"
Native Yes, I says the squire tie
praised. He give us that bootlful free
Tounst I'm glad you appreciate
it, butjrou don't looklike a reading
Native No, sur; I don't use the lib
rary, but my old woman gets the job
lp cleaning it outi
HAD BEEN LOOKING
"Mother," said Bobby, after -a full
week of obedience, "have I been a
good boy lately?"
"Yes, dear' replied his mother, "a
very, very good boy."
"And do you trust me?" ,
"Why, of course, mother trusfs her
"I mean really, really trust me, you
know?" he explained.
"Yes, I really, really trust you!"
nodded his mother. "Why do you
"Just because," said Bobby, diving
his hands into his pockets, and .look
ing her in the face. "If you trust me
like you say you do, why do you go
on hiding the jam?" Intermouhtain
Boasting of his memory, a witness
said he could remember what every
painter engaged on a certain' jobTast.
October was doing on any particular
day mentioned. .'
Counsel pointed out that 29 paint
ers were engaged, and asked the wit
ness what a man named Gardner was
doing on Oct. 17. . ;V
The Witness He was .mixing paint.
Counsel It is surprising you
should remember that. 'How do you
know Gardner was mixing paint?
The Witness Because I am Gard-
THE DAIRY'S MAINSTAY
While traveling through Alabama a
young salesman was one day forced
to dine at a farmhouse. Not being
very well satisfied with his meal of
cornbread and bacon, he asked if he
migW have a glass of milk.
"No!" replied .his host "Ah don't
reckon you'll find any milk around
here since the dog died."
"Since the dog died!" echoed the
stranger. "What's that got to do
"Why" replied the farmer, "who
do you all reckon's goin' to go aa'
-fetch the cow?" Everybody's,