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"That's done it !" muttered the
burglar as his shin came in con
tact with a chair and overturned
it. And he spoke the truth. It
did do it. A sudden nTovement
above a hurried descent of stairs
and Sikes found himself staring
into a revolver.
"Now, then, hands up!" cried
the householder. "What have
"Only your wiTe's pet dog," re
plied the burglar.
"If that's all, you may sneak
out quietly," said the household
er. "But you've got something
besides that, yqu rascal."
"Only your mother-in-law's
"You don't say so! Here's
some loose change for you. Any
"Yes," said the burglar. "Your
"Good fellow!" exclaimed the
householder. "Here's a dollar for
"And your son's punching
"My dear sir," exclaimed the
householder delightedly, "I only
wish you could manage the grand
piano, then I should have peace in
my house at last! Still, of course,
that can't be, but will you share a
bottle of champagne with me be
fore you go?"
Shoopkeeper Is there any
thing else I can send you, sir?
What would you say to a piece of
this cheese? Customer I would
not care to say anything to it. It
might answer me back.
A young man was lounging oir
the hotel veranda. Close by sat a
,pretty widow with her little mite.
Presently the little mite ran up
to the young hian and was patteliL
on ine neaa.
"Wha'th your name?" lisped
the little mite.
The young man told her.
"Ith you married?"
"No, I am not," said the young4
The small mite turned to the
"What elthe mutht I athk hi
Wife (who is always ailing)
You will bury me by the side
my nrs.t nusoana, won t you
dear? Husband With pleasure
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