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and not nervous wrecks. ."Boys and. girls should be to gether more. The idea of sep arate schopls.for the sexes is non sense. They- ought not to be bashful in .the presence of one an other."; ' ' de case, qe.. sassoon "Yo' sho-Uy. has to watch night and day to sustain yo' 'ligious cor rectitude," remarked good old Brother Bimmelick. "JCas'e old Satan neyerlay off fum.bisness he de$s grindson and on like a buzz-saw; and dess de very min ute yo' thinks yoJse'f plumb safe fum him Jcerzow! he's got yo' ! "Dar was"de c'lamity dat fell upon Brudder Sassoon him wid de wooden leg, yo' ricklec'. Well, sah, de devil done tacked' him" right in de church, and took dat po' brudder's fiction and slappecf J him plumb out'n good standin' wid it. Brudder Sassoon had been outside de fellership for goodness how long I fuhgits now dess. what.'twus dat got him cross ways, but, 'tennyrate, dar he was, up-wallerin' in de sasspole o! sin, and all de rest .of us tryfn' to sat urate him back into de church. "But he hung off twell de Bishop yo' knows de Bishop, big po't tly yellaw gentlemantook to laborin' wid him. Well, he come th'oo, dat disreluctant brudder did, and he come clean, and de Bishop fotched him baek to de fold, tudder Sunay mawnin'. "De Bishop was plumb tickled wid de success of de operation, and dey comes up de aisle, de Bishop ahead, wavin' aside de rusher and uh-rushin' de stray lamb up to de front hisse'f, proud as a Tommy-turkey, wid Brudder Sassoon stobbin' along behint on his wooden leg, and a whole puh cussion o' brudders dat had he'ped in de 'suasion uh-troopin' along atter 'em, and de house -rockin' wid de glad hallerlooyers of welcome for de lamb dat was lost. i "An' den, dess as de Bishop was bowin' low. and uh-wavin' de lost sheep into de pew, po' Brud der Sassoon stabbed his wooden leg th'oo a knot-hole in de flo' and tumbles for'ard wid a howl, and cracks de Bishop's bowed head ker-bim wid his own -head. De Bishop is yallah, like I says, and Brudder Sassoon beln' black, he knocks de Bishop flat. And de brudders dat was troopin' along il i