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THE DEVIl;.
Men don't belleye in a devil now, as
their fathers used to' do
They've forced the door of the broad
4t ereed, to let his mIjesty
through.
There sii't a print of his cloven foot or
a fierk.dart frm, 'his bow
To be found in earth; or air to-day, for
the world has voted so.
But.who i it mixing the fatal dratight,
that palsies heart and brain, -
And loads the bier. of each passigyear
with ten hundred thousand slain?
Who blights the bloom of the land to
day with the fiery breath -df'hell,
IfCthe devil in'nt and never was? Won't -
somebody rise 'and tell? '
Who dogs the steps of the toiling saint,
and digs.the.pits'for his feeV
Who sows the tares is the fields.of
time whereverGod sows his-whea!?
The devil is voted not to be, and of
course, the thin.is true
But who is:dolng tWkind of work the
devil alone sh'oi do ?
We are told he d'oes not go aboAt as a
roaring lion now
'But whom shall we hold responsible
foAtb everlasting row
Tb be heard in home, in churce and
State tothe earth's remotest bound,
If the devil, by;a nuanun#is vote, is
nowhere tobe:ldund?
Won't somebody step, to' the. front
forthwith, and m.a their bow
and show
How the.frauds and crimes of a single
day.spring np? We want to know.
The devil was fairly voted out, and of
course the devilVs gone,
But simple people wold like to know
who carries his business on?
th
t -t 0
n nt to go so much, said
Mrs. .Muggs, please,
please. tell grandma!'
. T>e old country house :had been
s)mt 4bdoMed p -for the night,
6.ftr4i*''_4fit_r1k*9rh4-dt points
e dEnX~htsid the hdsnow
giendid%dllfedernath,while
eyei brieeze that Astirred the woods
se$ a whole chime of tiny icicles to
jingling.
Zaidee Wilde had had the least
possible cough that afternoon, and
old Mrs. Wilde had sent the house
keeper up with a streaming-hot po
tion of vinegas, molasses, lAron
juice and Irish moss, at ten o'clock
that nliht.
'Girls never take any care of
their health,'' saidE .Mrs. Wilde.
'And Zaidee is in my cliarge while
-her parents are in Hav'ana. Be
sure, Muggs that she drinks the
whole-tumblerful and gets right in
to bed. And Muggs, you had bet
ter 'take,away her candle. 'There's
always danger of setting fire to
the bed- room curtains, you know!I'
'Bless me, ma'am,' said Muggs,
'Miss' Zaidee is seventeen. You
can't take away her bed-candle,
*ike she~wasma little girl !'
-Well, t,ell her to be very careful,'
saidMrs. Wilde, laying her head
down among the pillows with a
sigh.
. Muggs trudged up stairs, and
ope'ned the door very softly. Miss
Zaidee-might be asleep.for anything
she kn6w and-'
But Zaidee was not asleep. On
Q~e contrary, the room was bright
with wax candles, and there, before
the cheval-glass, stood the little
damsel,s dressed in white, with a
soft Oriental sash, a cluster of white
roses in her. belt, and the prettiest
little wbite satin boots that ever,
'like little mice, peeped in and
out,
Zaidee:Wilde was going to the
Military Ball ! Leave or no leave,
as she explained to Muggs, she was
,oing with Colonel Battersby, and
his daughters.
'But miss, pleaded Mrs. Muggs.
'your grandma said you wasn't to !
She dont like them Miss Batters
bys, anyhow !'
'Yes, I know,' scoaxed Zaidee;
'but grandma has forgotten how
she felt when she was seventeen !
And Colonel rBattersby is to be
at the Great Gate at half past ten
precisely--and I never was at a
ball in all my life betore ! Dear
Mrs. Muggs. you will keep my se
cret, won't you?"
'Well. I never,' said Mrs.Muggs.
But there was a soft spot down in
her heart, after all, and she finally
consented, after many tears and en
treaties on the part of Zaidee, to
condone her offenses.
'I s'pose it is dull here,' she rea
soned within herself. 'And Miss
Zaldee is young-and after all girls
will be girls. Of course my mis
tress would be very angry if she
knew it-but we must take care
she don't know it.
So Muggs herself helped to bun
dle Zaidee up in the old gray shawl
whih hid all hat- gltrle a a heada
extinguisher hides the light of a
candle, and escorted her to the Bat
tersby carriage, which waited at a
discreet distance from tha house.
'You're sure you've got the key
to let yourself in, miss- said she
the last thing
'Oh, yes, it's all safe in my dress
pock; said Zaid.e.
Mugg trudged back through the
snow, thinking of the long gone by
days when she was seventeen
and Zaidee Wilde went to the
ball.
Oh the lights, the roses, the be
wildering beauty.of the scene. To
accustumed ball-goers, it was the
same tedious story, over and over
again-the same 'Blue Danube' and
-Thousand and One Nights'-the
same decorative plants from the
nearest florists,.the same artificial
smiles and warm faces bedeeked
anew in -rouge'and veloute and pearl
powdeis, But to Zaidee it was like
the Arabialr Nights, suddenly gal
vanised into life, a dream of beau
ty and enchantment. Of course
she knew nobody there but the
Battersbysf-her grandmother had
kept her shdt up in a den too close
for that-but : partners came eager
ly to beg for intioductions and old
';lonel Battersby found hifiself a
more p'opular character than lie
had been for years, in virtue of
the pretty young debduante, who
came. in the train of his old maid
daughters.
..'By jove,' said the old Colonel.
'I didn't know that Zaidee was so
pretty before !'
Nor had Zaid-,e known it herself.
She could secretly recognize her
own face as they passed in front
of a full length mirror, so trans
formed was it in the sight of girlish
happiness and exultation. She
looked like some white-robed -prin
cess-with the fleecy white draperies
floating around her like a cloud,-4he
roses in her belt, and necklace of
pearls encircling her white swan
like throat.
Grandma Wilde's pearls! For
in her infatuation,. Zaidee had tak
en them from their case, and decked
het neck and arms with their limpid
sparkle and hung their dead white
pendants in her ears, after she had
reached the crowdicd dressing room
at the hall. For it wouldn't do to
let even Muggs into this last -piece
of audacity.
'What would grandma say if she
knew it?' Zaidee asked herself, with
varying color, and pulses that beat
a degree faster at the idea.
It was almost. daydreak before
they reached home, and Zaidee let
herself into the. little iVy-draped
door in the round tower with her
key, and crept shivering up the
windin*g stairs to her own room.
'I hope the -fire hasn't got out,
she said, to 'herself, 'for my feet are
as cold as stqnes,-and I do believe
miy bones are frozen stiff!
To-her infinite delight the roomi
was all. resplendent. with fire-light
when she came into it like Cinderel
la returning from the Prince's Ball
-=snd thesat ii :ggs rocking her.
skif backgd'fort;i -before the fire.
Oh, MiseXaide! 06, Mjss Zai
dep.fW 'eried~ Ithought, you
waiting 4Sotyou.
.Zaidee stoolI still in a sort of
tirance of horrcr.
'Muggs, you don't mean that
that she knows !' faltered she.
'Oh, bless you, no my dear !' said
MradinMggs, tugging away at the
white gown. -Get those things ofi
as quick as cver you can. Missis
has sent for you. H arry on your
pink merino dressing-gown. We've
had a terrible trouble since von
went away !'
Zaidee looked around her with a
bewildered air.
'The house certainly is not burn.
ed down, said she. 'And if grand.
ma wants me to come to her, she
certainly can't be dying nor dead.
'It ain't that, croaked Muggs.
'It's-burglars ! We've been rob
bed!'
'Oh, Muggs !' cried Zaidee, con
science-strcken-'not through the
ivy-dooi- that I le ft unbolted. Be
cause it was locked !'
'No, miss, no,' said Mrs. Muggs.
'Thank Providence that there door
wasn't come near ! It's a deal too
close to the stables where Thomas
sleeps with a revolver ! It was the
laundry window they camne through.
miss, where a pane of glass was cut
out, just as neat as it was a sheet
o' paper and a scissors, and the
bolt drawed and every bit of the
old crested silver taken and muissis
diamonds, and-I don't know what
all! And we never knew nothing
till Betsy came down wit~h the tooth.
ache to get her pepermint bottle
off the kitchen dresser, and found
things laying around, and the wind
blowing through the open window
enough to take the house off its
foundations !'
'And the thieves, Muggs?' gasp.
ed the girl.
'Oh they're far enough away, I'll
go bail,' groaned Mrs. Muggs
'We've sent ofi' Thomas to the vil
lage constable's but it won't do no
good, mark my words. Come, dear,
ye're ready now-make haste, or
Missis will wonder what on earth
is eepning yno all this time.
And half believing herself to be
dreaming, Zaidee was hurried along
the softly carpeted corridors. over
which the rosy light of dawn was
alre.dy beginning to beam.
Old Mr4. Wilde sat up in bed,
looking, haggard and hollow-eyed
in her black silk hood and gorgeous
cashmere shawl.
'Oh, Zaidee,. Zaidee, how could
you ever sleep through all this
dreadful confusion,' she cried.
'Oh, I'm so thankful we weren't
all murdered in our beds.'
'Grandma, said Zaidee, gently,
'don't be troubled, we are all alive
and well?' Let the silver go, and
the other things.
'Oh, but that is not all, sighed
Mrs. Wilde. I haven't (lone as
I ought. The diamonds were not
large, and the silver was skd fash
ioned-I don't care so much for
those! But the pearls, the old fam
ily pearls, Zaidee, that were worth
a thousand dollars! By your grand
:father's will they were to have been
yours on your seventeenth birthday
:but I kept them back, thinking you
would want to wear them every day
and lose. them, perhaps, because
you were so young. And they are
taken too! The empty case lay
on the bureau, with the rest of the
boxes! Oh, Zaidec, can you ever
ever, forgive me!'
Zaidee hesitated a moment, and
turned'very pink, and then, uncer
tain whether to laugh or to cry, she
drew the pearls from her bosom,
exclaiming:
'Oh, grandma, dear grandima, it
is for you to forgive me! Here are
the pearls all safe! I borrowed
them out of the case to-to wear.
I went to the Military Ball to-night
with Colonel Battersby and Phobe
and Alicia; and I wanted some
thing to put around my neck, and
I was very wicked and took the
pearls!'
And here Zaidee stopped short,
appalled at the remarkable facial
contractions of Muggs, who, in the
back-ground, was gesticulating to
her not to betray her (Muggs') share
in the escapade.
But Mrs. Wilde uttered an excla
mation of intense relief.
'My darling Zaidee. she cried,
'I never was so glad in my life!
Of course it was very wrong for
you to do such a thing, but so long
as the pearls are safe, I can't be
angry at anything else. Kiss me,
Zaidee! The dear precious pearls
that I wore on my wedding (lay!
I never thought to look upon them
again. And you must keep them
now, sweet-and perhaps I've been
a little over-particular about 'balls
and such things, with you. You
are seventeen years old, and it is
time that you saw something of the
world. You shall be introduced
in society, Zaidee, and by better
sponsors than Colonel Battersby
and his dowdy daughters ! But
never steal away from me, like a
school-girl again !"
'Dear, dear grandma !' Was all
that Zaide-e could say, for the
pearls were safe, and Grandma
Wilde had forgiven her.
'And I'm very glad. Miss Zaidee
that you didn't mention my name,'
said Muggs, when she was taking
Zaidee hack to her room, -for after
all you know it was not my fault.'
*Mrs. Muggs, said Zaidee smiling
it was not your fault.
WASHINGTON LETTER.
From our Re~gular Corres5pondent
WASmso-ros. D. C.,
M.ay 12, 1884.
The telegraph has told you of
the defeat of the Morrison tariff
bill, but it never has and never
will tell you of the many devices
that were resorted to in order to
crush out the sentiment in the
House in favor of' a general redne!
tion of the public burdens. Here
was a bill that provided for taking
off some $70,000,000 of . our war
taxes at once, but Mr. Randall and
his protection compatriots knew
that such a boon as this for the
people would only be disaster to
the capitalistic nabob, and thus
it is that Randall has at last been
as good as his promise that he
would have the Morrison bill defea
ted or not go home. There were
about forty Democrats at' Randall's
elbow in this business, some of
whom were espected to -approve
the bill upon principle, and for
local reasons, but the four members
from California who voted with
Mr. Randall's side. and whose votes
slaughtered the bill and the hopes
of the Democratic party, went
square back upon their agreement
with Mr. Morrison to stand by the
bill. I do not know that there can be
any chance with this Congress to
undo this great wrong, or avert the
terrible,blow that the defeat of the
Morrison bill has dealt to the hopes
of the party. There was a chance
for the party to make a good record
for itself in this Congress, but rath
er would these few men doom the
party than that pig iron interests
in Pennsylvania be permitted to be
meddled with. ~If from this time
out the Democrats in Congress will
harmonize upon the other impor
tant measures that have yet got to
he acrdr nnoa they may yet sae
for themselves record enough to i
accomplish much toward overthrow
ing from power the present corrupt I
Republican dynasty. t
t
lUNTING TIE IIIPo.OT'IA
MUS.
On the 17th of June, says Mr. t
Cumming, having found a good drift i
I crossed the Limpopo w;th my
wagons. and drew them up in a f
green and shady spot. I then rode s
a long way down the eastern bank N
in quest of hippopotami, and late f
in the evenin'g I found one, which i E
did not molest, tLusting to fiad
him the next day. C
On the 18th a dense mist hung t
over the river all the morning. Or- t
dering tOe wagons to follow in an
hour, I rode ahead to seek the sea- I
cow of the previous night, but after
along search I gave it up as a bad e
jb, and kindling a fire to warm i
myself, awaited the wagons, which
presently came up. Here I halted J
fur two hours! and then once more
rode ahead to seek hippopotami.
The river became more promising
for sea cows. At every turn there
occurred deep, still pools, with oc
casional sandy islands densely clad
with lofty reeds and with banks
covered with reeds to a breadth of
th,irty yards. Above and beyond
these reeds stood trees of immense t
age and gigantic size, beneath which t
grew a long and very rank descrip- c
tion of grass, on'which the sea cow lI
delights to pasture. C
I soon found fresh spoor, and 3
after holding on for several miles e
just as the sun wasgoing down, and t
as I entered a dense reed cover, I e
caine upon the fresh lairs of four
hippopotami. They had been lay- e
ing sleeping on the margin of the f,
river, and, on hearing me come s
crackling through the reeds, had 'I
plunged into the deep water. I at t,
once ascertained they were newly I
started, for the froth and bubbles a
were still on the spot where they t
had plunged in. Next moment I c
heard them blowing a little way t
down the river. I then headed r
them, and with considerable difficul- li
ty, owing to the cover and the reeds, o
at length cama right down above a
where they were standing. It was c
a broad.part of the river, with a E
sandy bottom, and the water came
half way up their sides. There I
were four of them, three cows and e
an old bull; they stood,in the middle
of the river, and, though alarmed, t
did not appear aware of the extent I
of the impending danger.
I took the sea-cow next me, and
with my first ball I gave her a mor
tal wound, knocking loose a great r
plate on the top of her skull. She
at once commenced plunging roundi
and round, and then occasionallya
remained still, sitting for a few I
minutes on the same spot. On
hearing the report of my rifle two(
of the others took up stream, and
the fourth dashed down the river; I
they trotted along, like oxen, at a
smart pace, as long as the water
was shallow. I was now in a state
of very great anxiety about my <
wounded sea cow, for I feared thatI
she would get into deep water, and<
be lost like the last one; her strug
gles were carying her down stream <
aud the water was becoming deep t
er. To settle the matter, I accord-.
ingly fired a second shot from the
bank, which entered the roof of her <
skull passed out through her eyes 1
she kept continually splashing
round and round in a circle in the1
middle of the river. I had great
fears of the crocodiles, and did not i
know that the sea-cow might I
attack me. My anxiety to secure
her, however, overcame all hesita- t
tion; so, divesting myself of my
leathers, and armied with a sharp
knife, I dashed into the water,
Iwhich at first took me up to my t
armpits, but in the middle was shal
lower.
As I approached Behemoth, her 1
eyes looked very wicked. I waited
for a moment ready to dive under I
the water if she attacked me : but
she was stunned, and did not know t
what she was doing; so, running I
in upon her, and seizing her shorte
tail. I attempted to incline her
course to hand. It was extraordina- I
ry what enormous strength she still
had in the water. I could noti
guide her in the slightest, and shet
she continued to splash, and plunge y
and blow,: and make her circular a
course, carrying me along with her a
as if I was a fly on her tail. Find- I
ing her tail gave me but a poor t
hold, as the only means of securingv
my prey, I took out my knife and t
cut two deep p)arallel incisions
through the skin on her rump.
Lifting this skin from the flesh so
that I could get in my two hands, I
made use of this as a handle; and
after some desperate hard work,
sometimes pushing, sometimes
pulling, the sea-cow containing her
circular course all the time, and I
holding on at her rump like grim
death, eventually I succeeded in aS
bringing this gigantic and most
powerful animal to the bank. Here
the bushman quickly brought me I
aoathnfalo theim frnm mv hors
ieck, which I passed through the
)penibg in the thick skin, and
noored Behemoth to a tree. I then
ook my rifle and sent a ball through
he center of her bead, and she was
iunbered with the dead.
At this moment my wagons came
ip within a few hundred yards of
he spot, where I outsponned, and
>y moonlight we took down a span
>f select oxen and a pair of rheim
hains, and succeeded in dragging
he sea cow high and dry. We
vere all astonished at her enormous
ize; she appeared to be about five
'et broad across the ielly. I could
ee much beauty in the animal,
vhich nature has admirably formed
or the amphibious life it was destin
( to pursue.
We were occupied all the morning
f the 19th cutting up and saltiu~
he select parts of the sea cow; '01
he skull I took particular chaV.
ihe was extremely fat, more resem
iling a pig than a cow, or a horse.
n the evening I rode down the riv
r, and shot a brace of water-ducks,
fter which I left the river bank
Lnd rode to the summit of an 'ad:
acent hill, from which-I obtaind
fine view of the surronding coun
ry. Many bold be mountain
anges stood to the north *nd north
rest; to the east;and-southeast
rere also mountain rnigs?4
A DAY AT SCHOOL.
When I was a little girl and went
o a little school and wore a little
unbonnet and dress and aproeii d
arried a little slate and,orior tw
ittle books, something happened
ne day that I can neei4orgk
ears have come and gone; .mn
hanges come with many years but
hat one day at school cav never be
ra-ed from my mind.
I must have been above seven ot
ight years old when it happened,
)r my little reader had in it the
tory of "The Three Boys and the
'bree Cakes." I remember our
aacher was a tall, handsome woma:
used to think she m.st look like
queen, for she was so beautiful
o me. All day long a noisy, mis
hievous boy had given her great
rouble. She watched him, but did
ot seem at all angry, only she
yoked pale and sober. When eve
ing came, she called him to her,
nd said to him just as kindly and
almly as though he had been very
icc:
"Tommie, you have been very
ad to-day and you must be punish
d.",
We all expected her to ask him
o hold out his hand for a feraling,
mt she didn't. She stopped and
ooked at him for a moment, then
aid:
"1 can't strike you, Tommie; you
nust strike me."
Then taking a ruler from her
Iesk, she handed it to him. We
all sat in bresthless silence. I re
nemnber my heart got right up ir
ny throat, and I wanted to cry.
)ur teacher's face was as white and
till as marble. Tommie shrani
>ack and would not touch the ruler.
l2he teacher said again:
"Tommie, you must," and laying
he ruler on his arm, she stretched
>ut her delicate hand toward him
)ropping the ruler, Tommie sank
lown on the platform with a greal
ob. I guess wve all cried then-i
lid, I know. But our teacher sai
here so pale and beautiful-not
>article angry or excited; so calm,
he se.med almost an aDgel to us. I
:an never forget how she took the
oor boy's hand and drew him up
o her side, and how sweet her
roice sounded as she said:
"You kncw now, Tommie, how~
t baits me to strike you, and how~
mow much more it has hurt me all
lay to know that this boy needed
o be struck."
After that, "the worse boy in the
chool," Thomas Greene, became a
~eutle, noble fellow. The calur
eacher had conquered, not the
lesh, but the spirit. Had she
|rown angry,and uttered bitter un
:ind things, how the boy's heart
gould have fired up with anger,
oo, and how different all our hearts
vould have felt. I always wished
o grow into the same sweet, patient
ind of woman that my loved teach.
r was-for to me she was the most
merfect type of womanhood, and
uch she will always be.
I have told you this story of a
lay at school in order to teach you
he beauty of calmness, gentleness
atience and forbearance. These
re hard lessons to learn, dear boys
ud girls, but let n's learn together
rom one of the best and most per fect
eachers, Jesus, that loving Savior
,ho went about doing good.- Wes
~rn Christian Advocate.
The first ingredient in conversa
ion is truth, the next good sense,
he third good humor, and the
ourth wit.
People addicted to secrecy are
o without knowing why; they are
o not for cause, but for secrecy's
ake.
Act well at. the moment, and you
mnve performed a good action to all
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DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCU
TERMS CASH.
A HAPPY DISPOSITION
An Arkansas correspondent of
the New York Ties tells the follow.
ing story of aUolored boy he met
down there. VIe says: The sub
ject now for thA first time presented
on any stage, ladies and gentlemen
is named George. Age 14: size,
medium; inteligence, above the av-.
erage. I met him one afternoon
as L was walking on the railroad
track, a mile or two out of Hot
Springs. His color is so light and.
his features so regular I knew him
him for some time before I evert
suspected that he was a colored
boy. He asked me hor far it was
to Malvern, an4:Ftold him twenty
three miles,aA-asked him whether
lie intended to walk it.
"Do you think I can do it before
dusk?" he replied.
I told him ,I was sure be could
not,for it vrj then 4fter.one o'clock.
"I don'4$Jyant to be or the tack
after dark, you see," said he, r.ec.
count of the pantberv. Dw' you
think there's spy botween her and
Igly.ern?
oeveral
hWd not
asHos
ton, Texas otr (a 'Ut
Intto) lived th that hissfath
er (a whiteja4 asdead; that he
started.outbre than a year ago
on histrs#i with a companion of
his ow who..had been killed'
q48 O 6& ridp before they
Apm home; that
Springs look.
I do, but fQuad
- hAndateai nothing
-e spent the
ni6Eaened to be
of moving my
quz aj$ iimber of er
ran4s.t 4~,so I offered him
a'is kudgIng ae the
tfoer b ~ ~~ consideratioif
of hibagR Fr.Eiday till *
next 4sy. '1$~wn day was
so bier cld I not turin him
out Mithe bogsThe was with
me fer two days, l the course of
which I think there was no single
minute in which some part of the
stove was not red-hot. He was a
prime fireman, and the landlord
furnished the wood. At any hour
of the night I happened to awake,
George was putting fresh hickory
logs on the fire. He could sing,
whistle, and dance, and when he
smiled he disclosed a doable bank
of organ keys from ear to ear. He
had not a cent in the world, his
clothes wera none too warm, and
the weather was like Manitoba-but
he was as happy as a lark, though
he had no notion what minute lie
might be invited to "move on,"
IIe was a fine boot black, a good
clothes brusher, and did errands
promptly and well, always buying
things cheaper at the stores than I
could and bringing me back more
change than I expected. He had
been well taught in some school,
and answered disdaintfully when I
gave him litLe coundrums out of
the multiplicatiop table.
On the third day I bad~ to move,
though it wae the coldest day of
the season, and in the new place
I could not take George along.
When all was ready, the globe and
shade of a studant lamp stood on
the table. As I was done with
them, I told George he might take
them to the china store, where I
had paid thirty five cents for them,
and that he could keep whatever
he could get for them. He trotted
off in ahurry and soon came back
indignant.
"What do yon think that chap
down there offered me?" said he.
"Fifteen cents!. He must think
I'm a fool. He wants to sell them
over again, and make twenty cents
more on them. But he couldn't
come it. No, Sir-ee. I told him
I'd carry 'em to Malvern before I'd
sell 'em for that-and so I will."
I tried to dissuade him from this
notion, but he was so indignant at
the low offer he would have carried
them if th)ey weighed a hundred
ponads. He wrapped them in a
newspaper, tied them up with a
string, and sat before the fire look
ing at them. There lay behind the
stove a shoe brush and a box of
blacking that had been overlooked;
likewise on the washstand a cako
of toilet soap. These treasures I
presented to George rather than un
fasten a trunk, and he received them
gratefully, potting the shoe brush
in his inner coat pocket, from which
the handle protruded some inches.
The expressmnan er.mne, and we pait
ed. George declaring that some
day he would "beat the railroads"
to New York, and would surely
come to see me. I see him yet, go
ing whistling down the street, some
times stopping to smile, always
shivering. Surely no boy ever
started out to make his fortune
with so odd a capital-a lamp shade
and chimney, a shoe brush, and a
cake of soap. If he stumbledbfore
he reached Malvern and broke his
glassware, I am certain he only
smiled a fresh smile and .whistled a
new tune. Happy George! Hap
py all the little starvelings of your
race! If I owned Madison square
I would gladly exchange it for your
cheerful smile, your bright brown
eye,. anA snne annne iashuILan:

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