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here, in the dark, that is, with your
eyes not upon me, I mean dear eyes
my dearest I mean to say I love
There! it was out Her head was
near his shoulder. Creak! he ex
panded his arms and thrust the bat
tered umbrella aside, a wreeld He di
rected a swjft glance to her face. Its
expression was telltale.
"Is it possible that a blundering old
idiot like myself might hope he has
not offended you?" he blurted out.
"Don't you dare to abuse my dear
est friend, sir," she rallied, and ex
tended both hands, and Uncle Peter
nearly hurrahed amid his great joy.
"The finest invention ever made,
Ned, my boy!" he declared to his
nephew the next day. "I want to buy
your patent Why, it's a regular love
umbrella, and there, Ned," and he
pressed a slip of paper into the hand
of his nephew, "is a check for $10,
000. "See Bella, get married, and
be happy just like me!"
ALL MODERN INCONVENIENCES
The following copy of a notice
posted in dugout he formerly occu
pied "somewhere in Prance" has
been received by a wounded soldier
now in a Welsh hospital:
In one of the Choicest Localities in
TO BE LET
3 Minutes from German Trenches.
This attractive and well-built dug
out, containing one reception-kitchen-bedroom.
4 ft by 3 ft All modern
inconveniences, including gas and
water. This desirable residence
stands one foot above water-level,
commanding an. excellent view of the
enemy's trenches. Excellent shoot
ing (snipe and duck). Particulars of
the late tenant, Base HospitaL
Sir Bobbie, age 10, asked today:
If the end o the world was to come
and the earth was destroyed while a
man was high up in an aeroplane in
the clouds, where would the man land
when he came down? T. L. J.
THIS ARAB BOY ENDED A WAR,
THEN STARTED ANOTHER
London, England. The Arab tribes
of Sinai peninsula, who were pro
British, are now fighting for the Ger
mans. And the trick was turned for
the kaiser by a 20-year-old boy.
Saphir Effendi, an Arabian Jew,
who acted as interpreter for corre
spondents in the Balkan war, started
on a study tour of Europe after that
war. In Berlin he was "discovered"
and sent to Sinai,
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