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PAST AND DONE WITH
Dark was the night, save for
the light of the stars, and the sea
The skipper stood on the bridge
and beside him was the boy.
(Note not the boy on the burn
ing deck, but another.)
"Here, my lad," said the skip
per, "you take the wheel. I'll be
back in a few minutes. Just you
steer by that star up there and
you'll be all right."
The boy did so, and for a few
minutes all was well. Then, of
course, he muddled things, and
presently the appointed star was
shining at the stern of the boat,
instead of ahead.
Then the lad raised his youth
ful voice, and shouted excitedly:
"I say, sir, come and give me
another star. I've passed that
SOP AND WATER
Mary Jane was an excellent
servant, but she had one fault.
She was like the girl at Tooting
Bee in the pantomime, who
"washed her face, but forget her
At least, Mary wasn't quite so
bad as all that, but she was wont
to appear sometimes with a grimy
Her mistress, moreover, had re
proved her about this several
"Look here, Mary," she said,
"Why don't you wash your face
in hot water and soap .two or
three times a day? It will make;
you look beautiful then."
Mary was rather nettled at be
ing told so many times about her
little weakness, and her reply was
short and to the point.
"Will it realiy, ma'am?" she
answered. "Then it's a pity you
never tried some !"
Hives is a nervous eruption and
is due to some kind of food pois
oning. A good dose or two of a
purgative usually cures it. Fre
quently one dose will suffice.
Foods which cause hives should
"Ill have you know that Fused
to have the limelight on me very
often." "Maybe, but more ofte
it was a cabbage or an egg."