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THREE TO ONE
That: boy next door was very
hot stuff. Try as he would, Billy,
aged 7, could not vanquish him at
all, and after each encounter Billy
arrived home pale, anguished and
At last, however, Billy deter
mined to crush his adversary Jc
smite him hip and thigh and
took with him his brother Tom
my, ager 5, to act as second, gen
eral factotum, and, if necessary,
in the light of reinforcements.
In due time both Billy andt
Tommy returned, looking very
much the worse for wear, ?or
things had not gone well with
them at all.
As they reached the paternal
roof they were greeted by a port
ly nurse, who smiled at them
from the shelter of her snowy cap.
"Well, boys, you've got a new
baby brother. Would you like to
see him now?"
At this gladsome news Billy
"Well," he remarked, "I don't
know where he's sprung from, or
anything about him, but I'll get
him to come tomorrow, and, if the
three of us can't lick young Wal
ter, I'll know the reason why."
A CHANGE OF CHOICE
Happy lovers were they, both
devoted to dancing, both partak
ers of the Xoys of the annual vil
She :was a beautiful, graceful,
skillful dancer; he far less adept,
With no control of his too'tsies and
little idea of rhythm. In point of
fact, he was not So good at danc-
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ing as he had. led the lady to be
lieve by his fervent descriptions
of "his prowess.
Half way through the Cinder
ella, the lady's beautiful gown
was sadly torn ; her dainty slip
pers bore marks of a heavier
tread; her toes ached from stamp
ings like unto those of a Nasmyth
haftimen. Eventually she decided
to give up in despair.
"I am so tiredl" she whim
pered. "Do let's sit'out the rest of
the dances." -
But the swain was reluctant.
"I thought.7' he remarked, "you
said you'could die dancing.
"So I did," came the "reply.
"But I didn't say I wanted to be
trampled to death, did I?"