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Old Mrs. Skooper was something of
a student of insect life. One night she
was strolling through thte church
field, listening to the singing of the
crickets, which sang so lustily that
they almost drowned the queer
sounds of a choir practice that was
going on inside the church.
The vicar, who was very proud of
his choir, happened also to be stroll
ing in the field, listening to the boys'
voices floating over the evening air.
"Good evening to you, Mrs. Skoop
erj How sweet the music sounds out
here, does it not?" quoth he genially.
"Indeed it does, Mr. Hooper! And,
do you. know, it is said they do it by
rubbing their hind legs together?
Wonderful, isn't it?"
Mrs. De Throop Good morning,
Mrs. Simkins. Your husband must be
very fond of gardening. I saw him
the first thing this morning down in
the bottom of the garden. And how
well he looks, to be sure!"
r -Mrs. Simkins turned her back and
slammed the door in her neighbor's
face. The latter, aghast, went to tell
"And you told her, mother, that
the thing -in-the onion patch was her
"Of course, I did."
"Well, that's not her husband;
that's a scarecrow!" N. Y. World.
THE MARRIAGE KNOT
An old Scotch couple once started
quarreling. The good wife remark
ed, with an effort at conciliation:
"Look at that dog and cat on the
hearth sitting side by side so quiet
and peaceful." "Aye!" grunted the
husband, "but tie them together and
see what they will do."
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LITTLE BROTHER KNEW
Little Brother Bet he'd kiss you if
I weren't here!
Sister You insolent boy! Go away
this very minute. Penn State Froth,
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