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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 20, 1913, Image 17

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A dear little bride in a train
was like most brides in desiring
to avoid identification, as such.
The husband went out to get
some refreshment at a stopping
place. An old lady opposite talk
ed to her.
"You are lately married, my
dear, I know," she said, kindly.
"Oh, no, we have been mar
ried a long time," returned the
younger woman, briskly.
"Ah, excuse me. You are so
young, and you seem so happy."
"Oh, we have been married
eight yes, eight years."
"Have you any "
"Oh! (blushing furiously) no!"
"Well ! well and I thought at
first you were on your honeymoon."
"Oh, no. My husband will tell
you here he comes that we
have been married eight years.
Haven't we, Jack?"
"Yes, yes, certainly," he re
plied. "Do you know, Mabel," he
added, with a wriggle, "I have
some of that beastly rice down
my back yet."
o o
Suddenly a white form appear
ed at a window. All about leaped
the mad flames. A portion of the
wall had fallen in, and it was too
hot for the firemen to go up after
the man, anyway. But see! a
noble hero dashes under the
ropes, makes his way to the ele
vator, and shoots up to the seventy-seventh
floor, where the
lonely form is still standing.
Within about eight-and-a-half
minutes he comes tearing out of
the building, with the life he had
saved besides his own. Just then
the entire building and the man
who held the mortgage on it col
lapsed. About 75,000 people
rushed over to see the hero the
man who, at the risk of his own
life and without the aid of a brass
band, went to the rescue of one
lone man.
" 'Twas indeed noble of you,"
tfye people cried, with one voice.
"Why did you do it?"
"Well," said the hero, "I had
to. He owes me two dollars."
Teacher Can any one tell me
what ?re the sins of omission?
Small Boy Yes, sir ; they are the
sins we ought to have done and

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