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THE SQUIRREL AND CROW
Mr. Squirrel sat in the spring sun
shine on a limb near his tree house,
eating a nut. Suddenly a crow ap
peared with a gun under his wing
and cried out to Mr. Squirrel, "Hands
up! I've got you now, drop that nut!
I am. famished with hunger!"
The squirrel, chattering with fear
at the bold hold-up, let go the nut,
and as it fell to the ground Mr. Crow
seized it in bis bill and flew away.
Presently he returned and demanded
that Mr. Squirrel crack the nut for
"I perceive," said Mr. Squirrel,
"that you are now unarmed. Did
you lose your gun?" "Oh, ho!" laugh
ed Mr. Crow, "that was a make-believe
gun; I was only fooling you!"
Mr. Squirrel, no longer in fear, sat
up 'bristling with anger and said,
"This is only a make-believe nut, as
a worm has eaten up the meat with
in." "Well," replied the crow, "I
want the worm." "It is not my busi.
ness to crack nuts for crows," an
swered Mr. Squirrel, "and why do you
come to me demanding of my store
what I have put away for my family
you profligate bird? It is charity
to divide with the unfortunate, but
never with the improvident" R. A.
Ballinger in Judge.
THE GOOD OLD STUFF!
The following, written on the back
of an envelope, was picked up on
the ground at a gathering of South
Carolinans and is supposed to be the
heads of the speech which one of the
orators delivered and which he had
jotted down beforehand:
The fair women
This great state
The old vet'rans
Breathes there a man
Columbia Sta.t$. ,
' I CAfV UNDERSTAND WHY"),
.BUSINESS IS SO DUUL.
.THIS SEASON !
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IN NORTERN FRANce-
ALMOST A FIRE
The chimney in Norris Drury's
house caught fire Monday morning.
With help from the neighborhood the
pre was finally extinguished, but the
chimney and surroundings were
heated very hot. Guilford Cor. of
Brattleboro, Mass., Reformer.
They are a number of cures for tha
dissatisfied boy, but the quickest and
surest is to allow him to run away
with a circus.