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SUNDAY MAGAZINE for JANUARY 28. 1906
Some AiFMninmeftiie Pussies
By CAROLYH WELLS
NOW, Uncle I I, "won't
you | me more arithmetical
rtainly, Fred, you've only to
for what you want. Gel your pencils
"Can we each do ii ai once?" asked
"V, m can ; bui it's i ' ing.
Supp iti ' her. Ch<
number, write it down and tell me it it's
odd I 'I" even."
So Fred wrote nineteen, while Lucy
" Now triple it," said Uncle Bob, "and
divide it I but wait," he said.
}; : \ c .m i . i ■ i number, haven't
Well, add one to it, and the i
Fred did as he was told, with tl
suit twenty-nine, though, of course, only
he and Lucy knew this.
"Now multiply bj divide by
nine, and tell me your quotient don't
there may be."
lotient, not counting t;
mainder, is nine," said 1.
"Then your original number was
'■Thai's the sort of game I like," de
clared Fred. "Show us how to do it,
" Well, try it re with an even
Tins time Lucy wrote twenty-six.
"Now tuple it. halve it and triple
Now how many times will nine
go into your result, not counting a re
"Then j nty-six."
"We surely did!" exclaimed Fred.
"Tell US how."
"Well," said Uncle Bob, "when you
do this trick, you must always direct
that the, chosen number be multiplied
by three. Then, if the chosen number
was even, direct next t hat it be divided
by two. Hut if the chosen number was
odd, dmvt to add one and then divide
by two. Alter this, ill any ease, direct
• i multiply by three again, and then
to divide by nine. Then ask the answer,
counting a remainder. Whatever
•■ is, double it mentally, and if
riginal number chosen was even,
you will have it. If odd, add one to
r mental result and announce it.
Here's another Variation ol the
Write d< iwn two c< msecutive num
bers, like seven and eight, or twenty-four
Fred wrote twelve and thirteen.
A YARD OF SILK
By Nixon VV.itvm.m
OH, I am so tired!" said Mrs. Nob
•noddy one ii.iv in the lunch
"Wl ir. what have you been
• ;;■. d ? "' wonder
red Xobnoddy, who happened
■;. m.n hour with his
■ ; <1 ot remaining downtown
and : restaurant as was his
usual i i • ■ ■ make lif<
1' <r you." he i >m inued v. ;
in his t< 'iic. " I am only
* ' " > happj to pay for Jervices i I
vants, ami I wish that being surrounded
w are you mighi manage I
along with your 1: irs without
I as you seem to 1.,-.
<1< >es it happen, dear? "
"I've been shopping," she answered
I the thread
of displeasure running through his r <
ondering if it was
really her fault or her misfortune that she
usually ca from her shopping
trips all::' i ! ! ir< ■':
"Shopping?" he repeated with a <im.'<t
expression aboul liis mouth that came
near to suggesting a sneer. "I've always
" Now square eai h ma
trad one square fr *n the other."
nine, and announced tl
■■ xi ' wehre and thirl
remarked Un< le i
; that kind."
. and 1 1:.
plus one the other. ] i
and one i
one the other."
said Lucy; "but t
i tricks that fool
■" \\ 1 11. here 1
dime and a ni< kel." He laid ' i ■
in front of him.
i opposite tl ' ildren, and ;
back his coat sleeves and i
"1 want you to see that I
led in my sleeves," he
is a fair, genuine trick. You may
watch a* closely as you like. No*
see, 1 take the dime in my right hand
and the nickel in my left, and cl
hands " Uncle Bob laid his
clenched fists on the table before him.
about tw< i feet apart.
"Now," he said, "1 ] make
those two coins change | ithout
opening my bands nr allowing my hands
t<> touch each other. Watch cl
and when I say 'Fly! 1 you will
dune where the nickel now is. and the
I in the dime's place, yet my hands
will remain tightly shut."
The children stared with wid<
. and then wl I
that man did? Merely • i .trms
one over the other, thus bringii
• hand to the place his left had occu
pied, and •-
The children could not deny that the
dime was now in the place where the
I had been, and t: ■ in the
■ place, and they laughed heartily
at the sell.
•r less clearly d
• hat shopping w« >uW be
than an i
For the Hfe i
ighi be done. Plea think
'1. but I
just to show you how i
"It is very kiml of you t«. offer your
services," she responded, "an i
1 think ..;' it I failed
which my dressmaker infoi
[( 1 giv<
would h trouble tor
impress upon I;:
would be tor her to ,1,. her sho]
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