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. Rastus was an elder in the church
and a truly pious man. He had an
eye for beauty and a love for it, but
he married Mahdy because he knew
she would make him a good wife.
"I suppose dat Mandy is a queen,"
said Hastus' cousin, who met him in
Richmond, Va., notflong ago after
the marriage, and had never seen the
bride. "I know youse got good taste,
- "Well," said Rastiis, cautiously,
"she's deJLawd's handiwork, Bill; but
I ain't-prepared to saydat she's his
masterpiece. Phiia. Ledger.
"Why 'don't you get married, my
dear?' asked the matronly chap-
iron of the debutante.
"Not for mine, please. Court
ship: Honk, honk; five dollars, Mar
Triage: Ding, ding; nickel," Colum
"Please, sir," piped the tiny cus
tomer, whose head scarcely reached
the counter, "father wants, some oak
"How much does your father want,
my little man?" asked the shop
man. "Father says you was to fill .this,"
said the little fellow, handing over a
half-gallon can. .
It was duly filled and handed over.
, "Father will pay you on Saturday,"
said the recipient casually.
And then the face of the-shopman
' "We don't give credit here," he
said. "Gimme back the, can!'!'
Meekly the little lad handed back
the can, which was emptied, and
handed back to him with a scowl.
"Thank you, sir," "he said. "Father
said you'd be sure- to leave enough
round the sides for him to finish the
job he wants to do, and r think you
have, sir." Top Notch.
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