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DAD'S STEADY JOB
'Two men who had formerly lived
in the same town, met after a num
ber of years and entered into conver
sation. "Did all of your boys turn out well,
Jim?" asked one of them.
"Yes, indeed, they did."
"What's Albert doing?"
"He's trying to discover a new
germ," replied the father.
"Oh, Bob is tryin' his hand at a
newspaper an' bein' editor," was the
old gentleman's reply.
"And Charlie what's he at?"
"He's an actor. All the time talk
ing about elevatin' the stage."
"And what are you doing, Jim, now
that all your boys are away?" asked
the old friend.
"Well," answered the old man, "I'm
a-supportin' of Albert an' Bob an
Charlie." National Monthly.
"Johnny, I want you to go on a lit
tle errand for me."
"Oh, mother! My legs ache."
His mother patted the boy's head.
"In that case, of course, you
needn't go. You see, I wanted you
to go to Mrs. Stickney's sweet-shop
Little Johnny brightened wonder
fully. "Oh, I think I can walk as far as'
that!" he said.
"Well, I have a parcel upstairs
which I want you td hand in at the
postoffice next door. I'm afraid it is
rather a big parcel, but you don't
mind carrying it, do you, Johnny?" '
Mrs. Newrich I believe our next
door" neighbors on the right are as
poor as church mice, Hiram.
Mr. Newrich What makes you
Mrs. Newrich Why, they can't af
ford one of them mechanical' piano
players; the daughter is takine les
sons Jiy hand!
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