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, A lecturer, one exceedingly rainy
night, addressed an audience which,
might have been much larger with
out taxing the seating capacity of
the halL Naturally he was willing to
curtail his address, and, having
reached what he considered the psy
chological moment, he said: "I'm
afraid I've kept you too long."
Whereupon a voice replied: "No,
go on, it's still raining." Ladies'
PASSING IT ALONG
Freddy had been talking much
about the things he was going to get
on Christmas, so his father reminded
him thai it is "more blessed to give
than to receive."
Accordingly the father was sur
prised to see over the little fellow's-
stocking on Christmas eve this mes
sage in a round, childish hand'
"Dear SantaPapa says it is more
blessed to give than to receive, so
don't stint yourself in giving." La
dies' Home Journal.
The minister was dining with the
Fullers and he was denouncing the
new styles in dancing. Turning to
the daughter,of the house he asked
f sternly: "Do you yourself; Miss Ful
ler, think the gins who dance these
dances are right?"
"They must be,' was the answer,
"because I notice the girls who don't
dance them are alwavs left." La-
VERY LIKE HIM
"Jones," began his economical em
ployer, the day before Christmas,
"vou have been in my employ for
1 twenty years and at this season I
wish to make recognition of your
fidelity. Here, then, is a picture of
I myself as a Christmas present."
' "Thank you, sir," said Jones, as
he accepted the gift, "it's just like
you, sir." Ladies' Home JournaL
"Robert," asked the teacher, "did
you throw any of those paper wads
sticking on the blackboard?"
"No," replied Robert, "mine didn't
DOES IT HURT
dies' Home Journal,