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Willie had a yellow dog that
was a perfect nuisance, but so de
voted was the boy to him that
he could not be persuaded to have
him killed. One day when his
father had been unusually annoy
ed by the antics of the dog he
called Willie in from play nd
"My boy, I'll give you a dollar
if you get rid of that dog."
Willie's face expressed great
amazement at the thought of so
much money belonging to him.
He looked long at the dag, and
finally told his father he would
give him his decision the next
The following day Willie
sought his father and said :
"I've got rid of Max. father."
"I'm more than glatf, Willie,"
said the father. "Here's your
money; you've earned it. How
did you get rid of him?"
"Why," answered Willie, as he
put the money in his pocket, "I
swopped him to Bill Morgan for
two yellow pups."-
LIVENING THINGS UP
Mrs. Blanc was giving a tea
party on her yacht. The affair,
for some reason, was dragging
dreadfully. The guests talked of
nothing but the weather, and
even in this talk there would come
long, deathly silences.
Suddenly Mrs. Blanc, losing
her balance, fell heavily against
her mother-in-law, who sat be
side the low rail, and with a
. moaning, cry the dear old lady
went head foremost overboard.
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Of course she was rescued; but
afterwards Mr. Blanc took Mrs;.
Blanc privately to task.
"How clumsy you are," he said,
"to. knock mother into the water
like that! I'm afraid she won't
care to visit us again in a hurry.
You really should be more care-.
"Now, George," said Mr
Blanc, "be reasonable. I had to-
do something. I simply had to
Didn t you see how qur party wa
dragging?" - F
o o . S
The Man Like most men, d"
have my shortcomings, I suppose,
The Maid Oh, it is' isn't your
shortcomings father objects to :
it's your late stayings. j