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foot of the hill and eat. Got a
new friend down there; he's
plumb crazy over my idee of a
minner net ; asked him to wait
and have picnic supper with the
three finest girls in Indiana. He's
got a canoe, too; seen him pad
dim' round now f'r 'bout a week
down there. A Dutchman, I
guess; talks with an accent, any
way, an' stays up at the Larrimer
"That's enough to make him
talk with an accent," drawled the
"Ought t' have Juliet, here,
That young lady was busy put
ting the lunch that uncle said was
fit for a king into a basket, ( and
from some reason the twinkle had
gone from her eye.
Franz Schaefer thought the
lunch fit for a king, too. And here
was that voiqe he could not imag
ine the source of a half hour be
fore. The violinist thought it too
good a story to keep, under the
circumstances, so she told of
Juliet's wishes, and described her
standing patting a croquet into
shape and her face a struggle be
tween humor and seriousness.
But it didn't sound funny, there"
under the willows. Every one
smiled, but no one laughed, and
the artist said she thought that
Annabel would better go to the
house after the violin, that she
could play better than she could
A good meal, music, a moon
light river, and a domestic young
woman, all'bound together in one
event, is almost as much' as a
German can stand. A good busi
ness venture, in the 6hape of the
old fisherman's net, added, made
Herr Schaefer happier than he
could remember being, that.even
ing. "Myself and my canoe, ladies,
are at your service while I am
here." But "ladies" seemed to
mean Juliet; he looked at her
He remained for six weeks and
Anne wrote but one wee page
during the time.
The artist, with her easel, came
in, from the river on the last day
of her vacation with, "I simply
had to retreat, out of kindness.
Herr Canoe is talking to Frau
lein Canoe so earnestly that I am
afraid they will be drowned.
They are going toward the dam"
"Guess I'll have to see that
Juliet gets that oilcloth for a wed
ding present," Uncle Peabody
The phrenologist -was examin
ing the bumps on Sambo's head.
"Curiosity and acquisitiveness
Sambo rolled his eyeballs and
showed two rows of white ivory.
"Imitativeness, casualty and
conscientiousness small; which
with your weak mouth indi
"Don yu be so shu 'bout me
habbin' a'weak mouf. I kin crack
nuts in ma teef." Satire.
If Romeo-ed for breakfast was
it Bacon that Juliet?