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I .SOME MASTERPIECE!
There is a painter of the "Impres
sionist" school now confined to a
lunatic asylum. To all perspns who
visit his studio he says: "Look here,
this is the latest masterpiece of my
They look, and see nothing but an
expanse of bare canvas. TThey ask:
"What does that represent?"
"Why, that represents the passage
of the Israelites through the Red
"Beg pardon, but where is the
"It has been driven back."
"And where are the Israelites?"
"They have crossed over."
"And the Egyptians?"
"Will be here directly. That's the
sort of painting I like simple, sug
gestive and unpretentious."
THE DOWNWARD PATH '
The dear, benevolent old lady was
feeding the hungry tramp, SJffl, she
made use of the occasion to expness
disfavor at his wandering, vagabond
"Ah, mum," replied the tramp, "but
I was not always in this condition! I
came from a good family!"
The old lady wiped from her eye
something that was almost a tear.
"Did you?" she asked. "And might
I ask the name?"
"Blankleigh," replied the tramp.
"Blankleigh! Why, that's the name
of the people who live next door!"
The tramp nodded.
"I know it!" he said. "They kicked
me down the steps just before I came
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WAS ALWAYS HALE.
"To what do you attribute your
longevity?" asked the reporter.
"My which?" queried the oldest in
"Your longevity," repeated the re
porter. "Never had it As far as I can re
member I ain't never had no suel
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