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At one of the clubg the otherflay
two members were arguing aoout
willpower. The concerted man, who
was in the habit of boring all pres
ent with his" pointless tales, said that
his will was stronger than his
"You are wrong there," said the
quiet man, "and I will prove it in this
way. You go and stand in that cor
ner, and I will will you to come out
of it. You will against me, and I bet
you that I will have you from that
corner before I have commanded you
a second time."
The' smart one took the bet, and
put himself in the corner. The quietv
man said, in a commanding voice:
"Gome out of that corner!"
The other grinned and shook his
head. The quiet man sat down and
looked at him steadily. Five minutes
.passed', and then the man of will said,
with a sneer:
"Hfidn't you better give it up? I
don't feel any influence vat all, and I -can't
standhere all evening."
"There is no hurry," said the quiet
man, "and I have a very comfortable
seat. There is no time limit except
that you are to come out before, I ask
you twice, and as I don't 'intend to
ask you again until next week, I think
you will feel the influence before
The smart one came out
He's Dead, Judge.
A rural magistrate,, listening to the
testimony of the witness, interrupted
"You said that you made a ner-
.sonal examination .'of the premises.
What did you find?
"On, nothing of consequence," re
plied the "witness. ,r "A beggarly ac
count of empty boxes,' as Shakes
"Never mind ' what Shakespeare
said about it," said the magistrate.
VHe will be summoned to testify for
himself if he.'kncrws anything about '