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i By C. L. CULLEN. .
Mousie Mildred broke into a merry
ilittle muffled laugh. She had been
silently intent up
on my nails for
quite some time.
The sudd?n out
burst of subdued
yet bubbling mirth
surprised me. I
asked- her about
it J---"-. .
"Well," said she,
I>ausing for a mo
ment to poise her
auburn - haired
head sidewise, and
to glance up at
?nae- with artless archness from that
bingle, lose, that's all!"
There was nothing elucidatory about
that cryptic phrase. So I inquired
."Lose what?" I asked her.
"Oh, nuthin' to get the gurgly goiter
about,", replied Mousie Mildred, jak
bing at. the refractory cuticle with the
.orange stick. 4 drop a little bet that
I make with myself, about you when
you limp iii, that'syall; but seein' that
it was on'y one o' them mind bets,. I
^don't have1 to base any hard-go?g?d
kale to the hand-book, and so it's al!
Tight; there's no harm did." *
"But what ' was ' the nature of the
"I hate to tell yuh," she replied,
going -after an imaginary hang-nail
with the cuticle scissors; "because
you're one o' them zigs-I mean gents
-that's a hull lot more dignified than
"If I tried to tell yuh about the bet
I tried to put over with mysielf you
might get sore as a stockyards
sweeper and start in to raze the plant
to the groun' and fire a volley over
I reassured her as to that, and again
urged her to unfold the ?haracter of
her wager with herself.
"Well," said she, bestowing another
;dazzling upward glance upon me out
.of the corner of her wood-violet eyes,
""it's this way, seein* ih?t you're pin
3?n! me to the stick and nickin' me for
"what's inside, my think-dish.
17 "When you come in, a while ago',
.'and lamped around the t tables, : and
piped me .takin';a: peak; at you, and
then come ? browsin'. ,oyer. to, my. table
here, I made one o'them 36^?ent mind
lots with myself that yqu was. one o'
them^ oh-youjbabesky-doll. kind, that'd
ardly pass, your mit^/oV?if ip be
made human lodkin' 'before you'd be
.gin -to slip ine th?t To you like1 the
theater, Aspasia?' line o' Castiliatf con,
:and then get busy guessin' whether I
liked ? the way they dish up Bpaghet'
at Dufanti's, or would I prefer to tool
.out to Foodmanston .Inn in a chug
-chaise, and. poke provender , into my
map ai freshco, with the birdies twlt
terin' tweet-tweetie in the trees, and
.all nature smilin' like a front-row gell
on the end of the line slantin' a Pitts
burgh steel magnet in box A.
"That's the way I have you tucked
away in the back of my bean when
you squat in front, of my bench, and
that's the bet I made. Y' ain't mad
.over my tellin' yuh, are yuh? You ast
me, and I had to unreel it."
Again I reassured her, and she pro
"Yuh can't always tell about a zob
-I mean a gent-that's there with
that town-tease, hamlet-hoiden, oh
such-Iarks look about him when he
first breezes into a mitt-maison and
.does the hurry pipe aroun' the tables
to sort over the lookers.
"You ain't the first gamble I lose
with myself tryin' to pick 'em right on
the blow-in, nor the twentieth, when
it comes to that.
"I'm just as often Little Lucy the
Lo; er when I try to pull that read-'em
qui k numbah as any o' the rest o' the
cia- -polishin' dolls scattered aroun'
thei > works.
"We all get in German just as often
as we dope 'em right. As I was sayin',
VI handicapped you for one o' them
^stout-just stout enough-cut-ups
"that'd be purlin' the old numbah nine
bunk into my ;pinkie-winkio listeners
long before you lifted your paws out
of the soakin' pan. Says I to myself,
'This keg-I mean gent-will be dang
lin' one o'them cochineal-red-ink feeds
at the Cafe de Noah's Ark at me before
I have time to find out whether he
laites his nails.
"I'm Jerry to it now that you
wouldn't kite a claw-trimmin' doll to
a wop or any other kind of a tahb'-dote
for the hull lower half o' the island
on account o' bein' 'fraid o' what might
come off later when, the family was
i-epped to it"
Donald, aged four, had been kept at
nome for some time for fear of catch
ing the whooping cough, so one after
noon, after much pleading with his
mamma, he was permitted to take a
little outing. While sitting on a bench
in the park a child sat down beside him,
who at once began to cough violently.
Donald's mother snatched him away
quickly and immediately started for
home. Donald was quite silent on the
homeward journey, but just as soon
aanke stepped inside of the door of his
hqa5e he exclaimed excitedly to his
sisters: "O, kids! What do you think?
1 got invited to the whooping cough
In days when cities were walled
about for purposes of defense against
an enemy, most of the masters of the
people being marauders and brigands,
there were real gates, by which' is
meant tremendous doors of solid oak
built within stone walls which were
indestructible by any weapons of those
times. The ancient g?t?s were built
in the walls of cities at those points
where the chief highways centered
and on which an enemy would surely
try to make his attack.
Appeal for Help.
Ruth, who is'two, was visiting her.'
grandmother, who' had some summer
boarders- with'whom there was a lit
tle: boy: whom Ruth disliked very'
much, but who was fond of--her. One
day, when Ruth was seated on a porch
bench the little, boy . came up and sat
down close beside her. ; She tried
every method to remove him and final-.
lj? called in desperation to her'grand
mother: "0, grandma, please Vr'cfo
come and help me; I'se too much
squeezed." . . ." ' ? ' ''"'.
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Not What He Meant;.
lu a case in which, .a ^nxan; was,
charged; with cruelly ./ili-tr.??tin'g ; a*,
horste by'working it .in'an unfit, state,"
a constable expressed the '. opinion that
the animal was not1 capable of doing ,
any more: work- ?n account of its age. '
A solicitor for the defense suggested
that the horse . merely required
a.-: rest. ? 'Magistrate-"Eternal:.'rest?"
Solicitor--"I do not mean that, i sir."
? ''s ?.
Wh?t Made Her Laugh.
: ' Jean wa& warned by her p?rents'not.
to mention the fact ' th?t their guest at
dinner had an unusually large nose.
In-the cours? of the evening me?hJe?n
became convulsed with laughter. She
was asked with fear and ? trembling
what was the cause of her-mirth. Her
reply was: 'O, I'm not laughing at
your nose, Mr. Smith-I'm laughing at
the plates on mother's plate rail."
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Where CI o ves. Come From.
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'one of the, Molucca islands. , They, are
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smok?'atid' the sun.' '
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There ils no nation like the French.
A French milliner will make ? hat "put
of a piece of felt and nothing; and a
French official will make a diplomatic
episode out of nothing at all, putting
into five minutes of futility all the
Gallic civilization of centuries,-Ar
nold Bennett in the Century Magazine.
"How did you ever get the nerv? to
play the cornet? Doesn't your prac
ticing drive your wife almost to dis
traction?" "No," replied Mr. Meek
ton. "She encourages me. She thinks
that anything that'll change my ordi
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As lt Appeared to Her.
Mary, aged five, had been attending
camp meeting,, for several days with
her parents, and upon her return her
little brother asked what it was like.
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