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WILLING TO WAIT
A Highlander was one day brought
before his chief, being accused of
sheep stealing. The crime being fully
proved, Donald was sentenced to be
hangedt In those days a criminal
was allowed to choose the tree on
which he was to be hung. Donald
was therefore asked to name the tree
of his choice.
'KJich, oich!" he said, "I would like
to be hung on a gooseberry bush."
'But a gooseberry bush is not half
large enough for that," was, the reply.
"Oh, oich," answered Donald, "but
I'm in nae hurry; I'll just wait til't
HE MEANT WELL
Father wanted to test the generous
nature of his son, so as the boy was
going to church one morning he said:
"Here, Benny, is a quarter and a
penny. You may put whichever you
please in the contribution box."
When he returned his father asked
which coin he had given. Benny re
"Well, papa, it was this way. The
preacher said the Lord loved a cheer
ful giver, and I knew I could give a
penny a good deal more cheerfully
than I could give a quarter, so I put
the penny in."
"Macbeth" was the play, which
had reached the thrilling point where
Macbeth goes off to murder the king.
On arriving behind the scenes the
villain of the piece looked about for
the blood in which to dip his hands.
Not finding it, he summoned the
stage manager, who had forgotten to
prepare it. What was to be done?
The time had come for him to reap
pear on the stage. Suddenly, with
admirable presence of mind, he
smote the manager's nose -with all
his force, and dipping his hands in
the copious stream which flowed out,
he dashed on the stage, followed by a
roar from the smitten one, just in
time with the words: "I have done
the deeiL Did you not hear a noise?.'