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The kindly old squire was giving a
litle treat to the village school chil
dren. After tea he stepped on to the
platform and announced -with a
"Now I am going to perform cer
tain actions and you must guess
what proverb they represent. The
boy or girl who succeeds first will re
ceive a quarter.
That did it Instantly every eye
was fixed on him.
First of all, the old gentleman lay
down on the platform. Then one
man came forward and tried in vain
to lift him. Two others came to his
aid and between them they raised the
squire, who was rather portly.
The actions were meant to repre
sent the motto, "Union Is Strength."
When they had finished the squire
stepped forward and' asked if any
child had solved the puzzle.
At once a grubby hand shot up
and an eager voice squeaked:
"Let sleeping dogs lie." Pitts
burgh Chronicle-Telegraph. '
OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES
George, the four-year-old grand
son of an extremely pious grand
father, came rushing into the house
"Grandpa!" he called, "Mr. Bar
ton's cow is dead. God called her
SHE IS, IS SHE?
"They say," remarked the spinster
boarder, "that the woman who hesi
tates is lost."
"Lost is not the proper word for
it," growled the fussy old bachelor
at the pedal extremity of the table.
Tom When you proposed to her
I suppose she said, "This is so sud
Dick No; she was honest and
said: "The suspense has been terrible."
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EVENING THINGS UP
"Why do you always insist upon
having the largest piece of pie, Har
ry?" asked the mother reprovingly.
"Isn't your big brother entitled
"No's," said Harry.' "He was eatm
pie three years before I was born.'
Ladies Home Journal
I know a gink whose notion of th
ideal condition is to be too sick ta
work, but well enough to go down
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