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the mothers know them, too We'll
have them sorted out in a jiffy."
Nan raised her wet face. "Are you
sure'" she stammered.
The doctor nodded. "Fond of ba
bies, Miss Nan?" he asked.
"I love them I lovethem," she
said, with tragic comedy in her tones.
"I didn't think you could love," an
swered Abbott. "Miss Nan Nan if
you can love, won't you try to prac
tice on a grown-up on me?"
Nan's cheeks flamed. "I I " she
He took her in his arms. "If you
don't I'll never unsort the babies," he
Later he unsorted them.
Some time ago, after the battle of
Loos, a Highland soldier was home
on seven days' leave from the trench
es, and after his time was nearly up
he was passing through London to
Victoria to get back again, when he
thought that he would call at the war
office and get his back pay whfch
was due to him. To the first official
he saw the Scotsman said, "A want
The official said nothing, but hand
ed him over to another, who, after
hearing the soldier's story, sent him
on to a third one. This went on un
til Sandy had gone right through the
war office and seen all the officials,
until he came back to the first one,
whom he informed he would not
leave the building until he got his
This rather irritated the war office
gentleman and he turned round on
the persistent soldier with the re
mark, "You Scotsmen give us more
trouble than all the English, Irish
and Welsh soldiers combined."
"Mon," replied Sandy, "that's just
what the Germans said at Loos."
QUAINT GOWN IN THE FASHION
By Betty Brown
Why do they call her an 1860 girl?
It may be on account of the old
fashioned niching that so liberally
trims her skirt and edges the cape
like jacket of her "blue taffeta street
suit and maybe itVthe use of black
velvet ribbon that make a horizontal
trimming on the Georgette crepe that
is combined with taffeta ih the skirt
The rolling sliaWl collar is another
reminder df the I860 period.