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VOL. 1. NEW SERIES. WEST BATON ROUGE, SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1856. NO. 10.
THE SUGAR PLANTER,
?.gULImD EERY SATURDAY XORMING.
agRRY J. HYA ue ..... .. * ....... . 0. Oi18.GARD NER.
HYAMS & GARDNER, Proprietors.
O *ce near the Court House,
WEST BATO N R 0 UGE.
TERMS of the SUGAR PLANTERs
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S uch as pAmrnmls, BLA.KS, CAnos, BaREs, Fn.cRAt
and other Notices, executed with neatness and de
spatch. In all cases, cash on delivery.
~AYER'S
PILLS.
10 LR ALL T ? VROS15 01 A
FAMILY PHYSIC.
Tmmas has long existed a public demand for an
effective purgative pill which could be relied on as
sure and perfectly safe in its operation. This has
been prepared to meet that demand, and an exten
sire trial of its virtues has conclusively shown with
what success it accomplishes the purpose designed.
It is easy to make a physical pill, but not easy to
make the best of all pills-one which should have
none of the objections, but all the advantages, of
every other. This has been attempted here, and
with what success we would respectfully submit to
ire public decision. It has been unfortunate for
the patient hitherto that almost every purgative
medicine is acrimonious and irritating to the bow
els. This is not. Many of them produce so much
griping pain and revulsion in the system as to more
than counterbalance the good to be derived from
them. These pills produce no Irritation or pain,
unless it arise from a previously existing obstrue
tion or derangement in the bowels. Being purely
vegetable, ao harm can arise from their use in any
quantity; but it is better that any medicine should
be taken judiciously. Minute directions for their
use in the several diseases to which they are ap
plicable are given on the box. Among the com
plaints which have been speedily cured by then-, we
may mention Liver Complaint, in its various forms
of Jaundice, Indigestion, Languor and Loss of ap
ptitListlessness, Irritability, Bilious Headache,
Bilious Fever, Fever and Ague, Pain in the Side
sad Loins; for, in truth, all these are but the con-;
sequence of diseased action in the liver. As an
perient they afford prompt and sure relief in Cos
tivenes, Pifes, Colic, Dysentery, Humors, Scrofula
and Scurvy, Colds with soreness of the body, Ulcers
and impurity of the blood, Irregularities; in short,
any and every case where a purgative is required.
They have also produced some singularly sue
esafl cres in Rheumatism, Gout, Dropsy, Gravel,
Frysipelas, Palpitation of the Heart, Pains in the
Back, Stomach, and Side. They should be freely
taken in the spring of the year, to purify the blood
and prepare the system for the change of seasons.
An occasional dose stimulates the stomach and
bowels into healthy action, and restores the appe
tite and vigor. They purify the blood, and, by their
stimulant action on the circulatory system, reno
vate the strength of the body, and restore the
wasted or diseased energies of the whole organism.
Hence an occasional dose is advantageous, even
though no serious derangement exists; but un
necessary dosing should never be carried too far,
as every purgative medicine reduces the strength,
when taken to excess. The thousand cases in which
a physic is required cannot be enumerated here, but
they suggest themselves to the reason of every
ody; and it is confidently believed this pill will
answer a better purpose than any thing which has
hitherto been available to mankind. When their
virtues are once known, the public will no longer
doubt what remedy to employ when in need of a
athartic medicine. Bemnssugar-wrapped, they are
leasnt to take, and bdeg purely vegetable, no
am an arise from their use m any quantity.
For minute directions, see wrapper on the Box.
PREPARED BY
DR. JAMES C. AYER,
P r.cireal am l ANau plic C emist,
LOWELL, MASS.
Pies . mots. per Beu. live soes fr LSt
AYER'S
CHERRY PECTORAL,
per the rapi Care of
lnliMS, COLDS, EOARSENESS,
BIaONCHITIS, WHOOPING-COUGH,
CRO1P, ASTHMA, AND
CONSUMPTION.
Tins remedy has won for itself nsuch notoriety
from its cures of every variety of pulmonary disease,
that t is en ly unnecessary to recount the ei
dences of its virtues in any community where it
has been employed. So wide i8 the field of its use
mes., and so numerous the cases of its cnres,
that almost eter section of the country abounds
i persons ablicy known who have been restored
rom ieugand even hesperato diseases of the
lungs by its use. When once tried its superiority
over.every other medicine of its kind is too appa
rent td esape observation, and where its virtues are
nown, the public no longer hesitate what antidote
to eploy hr the distressin and dagerpus afe
tes of the pulmonary organs which are incident
i our climate Not only in formidable attacks
ou the ung, but for the milder varieties of
cnn it is the ieasatteet end safest medicine that
em, be obteind.
As it has long been in constant use thbonghout
this section, we need not do more than asnsure the
eople tts quality is kept up to the best that it ever
and tht the genuine artile is so by
HL T. WADDIT L,
WM. DOGEL,
S PDianta. J. e vb.2 Il
[From the Alabama Planter.
On the Prover Time for Manaring.
The leisure of the past summer has
occasioned several communications to
you, drawn from the remembrance of
many years of close attention to the gen
eral business of the cotton and corn plan
tation where the want of fertility had
directed the attention very much to all
possible aids from manure. Enclosing
fields to be ungrazed, listing with the
hoe and plough, and the hoe alone, and
moveable and stationary stock pens, lit
tering with straw from the woods direct
to the fields and generally the usual
practices of a farm where its wants were
more than the means of supply for them;
cotton seed very fully tried, rotted at
the gin house in the usual way, and put
on sound and uniljurel also. I thii.nk
success, having due respect to the sea
sons, has much depended on deep plough
ing and late manuring. To this latter I
shall confine my remarks and give the
reason for my opinion, so that each may
test its correctness by his own observa*
Lion.
There is observable in all plants and
animals a growing and bearing stage,
and as the object you seek is the bear
ing or fruiting, the manure should be so
applied as to be in its most powerful ac
tion, when the plant is in its fruition.
This seems reasonable. Can it possibly
be better to give all your manure to the
cotton and corn when growing or when
it is bearing, and this is too often the
case. A short lived manure may be ex
pended in giving growth to the stalk and
leaving nothing to make the ear. Cot
ton seed, early winter rotted, is of this
class, and if put on rotted at planting,
its effects are all expended if$ the stalks
with nothing left for the ears. The ten
dency of our warm climate is to run to
too much stalk, and should be counter
acted rather than stimulated. Our only
friend that has been doing this is
early draught, always unthanked, and
frequently regarded as an enemy. Corn
will stand seasons that much diminish
its:size and yield well, provided suitable
rains come when the grain is maturing.
Thie manure should be so managed as to
act at this juncture, say June and July.
Let us take corn for an examnPle, and the
season equally applies to cotton and all
other products, and your observation
will llnake the application. Corn is gen
erally planted in Ma.lch, and continues
through its growing stage through all
lMay, when the bearing or fruiting stage
commences, and continues through June
and July. The obsergant planter will
then see the rapidity of the shooting and
tasseling and pushing out the young
ears, and if he takes the hoe he will see
just under the surface, innumerable
thread like white roots extending in all
directions from the guard roots and oth
ers to the distance of eight or ten feet;
then is the time the land should be in
fine order and the manure in its most
powerful action. These roots are in
search of food and bearing it to the corn,
and should not be cut by plough or hoe,
as it will be too late to renew for use.
In June or July it is in full bearing,
and wants all the effect of the manure
and rains, and on this, more than on the
size of the stalk, is the yield dependant.
All that class of manure that come from
listing in and covering where grow the
rubbish and surface soil, and the latter
or stables and cowpens or comppst heaps,
as well from the want of timejas the ne
cessity of the co-operation of the earth in
rotting, reducing and preparing it for the
food of plants, must be applied before the
crop is planted, and let tlas be as at
present. The manures I particularly al
lude to are cotton seed, guano and the
sulphates, all-powerful in themselves and
requiring so little time in the application,
and I think I may add, of a short du
ration, in the homoepathic dose usually
given. The practice I complain of is the
usual one of throwing out the cotton seed
9# it is ginned, where from the size of the
bulk it heats, sobs and its essence and
value passes into the air and is lost. In
this evaporation its odor tells the noise,
if it has not formed the. understanding,
that it is wasting into the air. It is per
haps correct to say that more than one
half its value is lost. and without the
poor excuse of its being too busy time.
Let the cotton seed be jaunled off to the
field to be manured be~ it accumulates
into much bulk. In the small heaps in
the conical shapes as drawn from the
wagons, it will not be injured by the
winter rains, it you fear injury to your
hogs or from,your stock, a few rails will
adequately protect the supply for four
acres, at one place; or it may be put
into conical heaps as dropped from the
waggon in on enclosure at the ginhouse.
The seed isnto be killed after the corn is
planted, and "pot gefore, and let some
trusty hand, with eight or ten young
people or other inferior hands, under
him, open the tops of the piles with two
or more deep chops of the hoe, and the
young hands, pour in a bushel of water,
more or less; on this let be placed two
hoes full of dirt to retain the moisture,
and cover it with the seed.
In this state, especially if done at a
rainy time, it will soon beat and the veg
etating principle be killed, which is gen
erally the case in three or four weeks.
This should be done in March or April,
or when the corn is knee or waist high.
It is well to scatter the seed in the fur
row, near the corn, to be covered by the
ploughs. Little benefit is to be got from
sound seed, and while the covered seed
is killed, much on the outer surface of
the heap will not be, and this is better
secured at the time of killing, to draw
earth over the seed, as it better keps the
heat in. The effect of this manure will
be visible after the first rain, and will be
most powerful when the corn most needs
it.
The object is to wet well the interior
of the pile and keep its moisture there
by the dirt, and don't let it be a mere
plantation order, but see that it is done
well, as it has as much use as any other
work, sound seed loses nearly all its value
by sprouting, but it is not so bad as
winter rotted seed. If the cotton seed
piles are covered over by dirt, and the
cases that dirt well, it keeps in the heat
and kills all the seed better. I have
never succeeded in killing well the out
side seed.
I have only tried guano in the last two
years, and not on an extensive scale, but
so far as I have I think it very valuable,
and will more than compensate for its
price. Until better informedi I shall re
gard it as a powerful short lived manure,
and for plantation purposes, on corn, use
about one hundred pounds to the acre,
scattering it in the plough furrow, to be
covered when the corn is knee high.
Have it completely pulverized as in lumps
however small, it must be too stimula
ting. I am not aware of the necessity
of mixing it with charcoal ashes, plaster
or other matter. It needs moistnre to
set it at work, and though it is said to
act well on all soils, I think clayey soils
most suitable. "Mexican guano is about
one third less in value than the Peruvian,
and of Peruvian it is more general to
use two hundred pounds to the acre. I
think ten wagon loads of cotton seed will
make more corn than ten loads on one
acre, and for the same reason I prefer
two hundred pounds on two acres to all
of it on one acre. It would extend this
letter too far to repeat all that I have
heard of the valuable effects of guano
and the sulphates.
A PLANTE.
A NEaw SRT OP NAILS.-A ill. gaw
ky looking countryman, during the
height of the business season last fall
walked into one 'f the largsst dry good
houses on Broadway, and, entirely dis
regarding the invitations of the nume
rous salesmen to inspect . 'e latest pat
terns, he strode into the counting-room
where the heads of the establishment
were sitting in solemn conversation.
After taking a cursory glance of the
room, and surveying attentively the faces
of its occupants, he asked with an unc
tuous Yankee twang;
"Say, yeou-got any nails !"
"Nails sir ! nails ." repeated the most
dignified looking Dombey of the firm;
"no sir, what should we do with nails ?"
"Wal, I dunno-thought maybe yeou
mought. Haint yeou get no nails, eh I"
"No, sir." replied Domboy again, with
an emphasis, motioning to the door
The individual in search of nails took
his time about it, and then left the coun
ting room. In turn he asked every
clerk the same question, and received
the information from all "nails" formed
no part of the stock of the establish
ment.
"Well," aid be going towards the
door, "don't keep nails here, no how t"
The principal salesman, whose digni
ty was hurt by the idea that any should
suppose that an establishment where he
held prominent place should keep nails
headed the countryman off as he was
proceeding towards the entrance, and
asked him, abruptly what he wanted.
"Want !" said the countryman as cool
es a cucumber' "I want to know if you
have got any nails 8"
"Nails! no sir. You have been told
again and again that we've got no nails,
Sso you'd better go."
S"Ain't got any nails, eh 1 Well, then
r just look a here mister-if you aint got
I no nails, waal an awful fi you'd be in
if you'd lappms to get the itch.
r A late Illinois paper contains
a the annonncement of the marriage of a
Mr. Wolf to a Miss Lamb.
The Nan that Ki..sethe Three Girls.
A 'young man boarded at a house
in the country where there were several
coy damsels who seemed to imagine that
men are terrible creatures, whom it was
an unpardonable sin to look at, was one
forenoon accosted by an acquaintance,
and asked what he thonght of the young
ladies with whom he boarded.
He replied that they. were very shy
and reserved.
"So they are," returned the other, "and
so much so, that no gentleman could
get near enough to toll the color of their
eyes."
"That may be," replied the boarder,
quickly, "but I will stake a million that
1 can kiss all three without any trouble."
"That you cannot do," cried the other,
"it is an achievement which neither you
nor any other man can accomplish."
The other was positive, and invited his
friend to witness his triumph. They en
terrd the room together, and the girls
were all at home sitting beside their
mother, all looking as prim aud demure
as Johh Rodgers at the stake,
Our hero assumed a very grave aspect,
even to dejection, and having looked
wistfully at the clock breathed a sigh as
deep as Algebra, and as long as a female
dialogue at a street door. His singular
deportment now attracted the attention
of the girls, who cast their slow opening
eyes upward to his countenance. Per
ceiving the impression that he had made
he turned to his companion and said, in
a doleful voice:
"It wants three miuutes of the time !"
"Do you speak of dinner1" said the
old lady laying down her sewing work.
"Dinner?" said he, with a bewildered
aspect, and pointing, as if unconciously,
with curled forefinger at the clock. A
silence ensued, during which the female
portion of the household glared at the
young man with inexpressible curiosity.
"You will see me decently interred,"
he said turning to his friend.
His friend was as much puzzled as any
one present, and his embarrassment add
ed to the intended effect; but the old
lady being no longer able to contain her
self, cried.
"Mr. C, pray what do you speak oft"
"Nothing," answered he, in a lugubri
ous tone, "but that last night a spirit ap
peared unto me !" Here the girls rose
to their feet and drew near. "And the
spirit gave me warning that I should die
exactly at twelve o'clock to day, and you
see it wants but a half a minute of the
time !"
The girls turned pale, their hidden
sympathies were at once awakened for
the doomed and departing one. They
stood chained to the spot, looking alter
nately at the clock and the unfortunate
youth; he then walked up to the oldert
of the three girls and taking her hand,
bade her a solemn farewell. He also
imprinted a kiss upon her lips, which she
did not attempt to resist. He then bade
the second and third farewell in the same
tender manner. His object was achieved
and that moment the clock struck twelve.
Hereupon he looked surprised, and ejac
ulated :
"Who would have believed that an
apparition would tell such a lie! It was
probably the ghost of Ananias or Sap
phira."
It was some time before the sober
maidens understood the joke.- West
ern Paper.
A PERTINENT QuRY.--I was trave-
sing the southern tier of our counties a
short time since, when overtaken by a
storm which had suddenly arisen, I
sought shelter in a very comfortable-look
ing domicil possessing much of the "Old
Homestead" appearance we sometimes
read of. The famly was quite large;
and at evening prayers I saw assembled
the grey and the flaxen-haired. The el
dest of the company, I should judge had
seen at least the third generation of his
name; a worthy sire, and one who de
manded reverence atfirst sight. I felt
peculiarly awe stricken when this old
man, after reading a chapter in the bible
knelt to offer thanks for the manifold
blessings of our common Creator. The
room would have resonnded to the least
noise; and all were silent until the final
'Amen" which was uttered with pecu
liar emphasis. Hardly had the "Amen"
been uttered, when a bright eyed urchin
suddenly projected his towhead abor
the other side of the room, sad in
quired :
"Grandpa, why don't you say._'A
women' sometimes, when you are done
rThe effeet was irresistable.-Kn.i cr
bocker.
Ap One unquiet, perverse disposition,
distempers the peace and unity of a
whole family or society, asone jarring im
strument will spoil whole oncert.
Some Shaing.
The type of chilis and fever in Anne
Arundel county, Md., is of rather a vio.
lent nature. An editor in that section
speaks of a visit he had the other dlay
from rather a queer genius, named Tom,
when the following dialogue ensued :
"How do you do, old fellow ?"
"Hallo, Tom," said we, "rwhere have
you been so long r'
"Why, sir, I have been down on Sev
en River, in Anne Arundel county, ta
king Shangai notes on the chills and
fever."
"Ah, indeed," said we, "are they very
bad down there?"
"Rather bad," said Tom, drily. "There
is one place where they have been try
ing to build a brick house for eight weeks
-well, the other day, as the hands were
getting up the bricks preparatory to fin
ishing it, they were taken with a chill,
and shook the whole buildingcompletely
down, and kept on shaking till the bricks
were dust of the finest quality! Just at
this juncture the, chills came on with
renewed force, and they commenced
shaking up the dust with such a gusto
that they were entirely obscured for two
hours and the people of the neighbor
hood thought the sun was in an eclipse."
"Can't believe nothing like that Tom."
"It's a fact," said Tom, and resumed :
"There's a farmer down there, who, in
apple picking season, hauls his niggers
out to the orchard, and sets one up
against each tree. In a short time, the
chill comes on and every apple in the
orchard is shaken off the tree on to the
ground."
-"Incredible!" said we, holding our
sides with hands.
"Fact," said Tom, "they keep a man
alongside of each negro, to take him
away as soon as the fruit is off for fear
he will shake the tree down."
Tom continued : "Mr. S----, a friend
of mine and a house carpenter, was en
gaged a few days ago in covering the
roof of a'house with shingles. Just as
he was finishing the chill came on and
he shook every shingle off the root
Some of them are supposed to be flying
about yet."
"Anoher gentleman near the same
place, wa ttaken with a chilt the other
day at dinner, and shook his knife and
fork down his throat, besides breaking
all the crockery-ware on the table. His
little son who was sitting at the table at
the same time, was taken with a chill
and shook all the buttons off his inex
pressibles, and then shook himself clear
out of them !"
We then prevailed upon Tom to desist
who did so, with the understanding that
he was to give us the balance at some
other time.
Persons who think of emigrating to
Anne Arundel county, will please take
notice.
FROZEN TO DEATH.-A poor half
starved shivering little girl last night
came up to watchman Winn, and begged
of him to go with her, stating that her
father had just frozen to death, and that
her mother was nearly insensible from
the same cause. The watchman accom
panied the girl to a miserable hovel on
East street, near Douglass, and thare
found a confirmation of her story. The
father lay dead, ad his wife insensible
both being stretched on the floor, with
only half of an old bed spread to shield
them from the inclemency of the weath
er. Immediately the watchman saw
the state of things he went to work to
save the life of the mother; he procured
from the vicinity some wood, built a fire
having succeeded in obtaining covering
and other necessaries, made the survi.
vors as comfortable as the lateness of
the hour would permit. An inquest
was held over the body of the deceased
at sauearly hour this morning which re
sulted in rendering a verdict of death
from exposure.-Baltimore Patriot
A SCRAP or HIsroar.-Pope Sixtus
the Fifth was an honored and revered
Father in God, and an infallible succes
sor of the chief of the Apostles. Macau
lay, in his new volume, tells us that the
holy Pope, finding that he could not
directly cope with a gang of outlaws,
who bad got a strong hold among the
Appenines had a train of mules loaded
ith poisoned wine and food, sent on a
rodl that ran close to the fastness. The
robbers sallied forth, seized the prey,
feasted and died The pious old Pope
exulted greatly ben he heard that the
corpses of thirty rufians'had been found
lying among the mules and packages.
Mr. Greeley telegraphs to the Tribune
that the prosecution of Mr. Rust of
Arkansas, for the late assault upon him,
has not been prompted or advised by
him. The eomplaimant is a lawyer.
TAI Posr Orruc.-" Any letter here
for mother I' said a child at the poet
office yesterday. She was a frail girl,
scarcely the child to struggle through
the crowd around her; but her eager
look and trembling tone told how anx
ious was the heart within her breast.
We kept the crowd back while the
polite clerk carefully examined the pack.
ages of B's. How the child's eyes strain
ed, how her heart seemed to stand ! and
her breath was almost hushed as she
followed the shuffling hand of the clerk.
Lower the pile grew-one by one, and
not a letter! The tears are in the pe
titioner's eyes, for she will bear sad
tidings to some lonely fireside. Stop l
the clerk closely scans the last letter-it
is a heavy one; he weighs it, but it is
not over the half ounce; it is to the
given name; and the child readily dan
ces for joy! As it is shoved under the
grating the attenuated hand grasps it
with a tremor, and pressing it to her
bosom the little creature is lost amid
the throng.
What was the history of that child
of that mother-of that letter ! Thought
was busy, and there came before us the
picture of a room scantily furnished,
apparently cold and comfortless. A
woman-the mother-is pacing to and
fro, and the deep lines upon her face be
trayed -the sadness and care at her heart.
She watches at the window, for the
coming of her child is to bring bad or
good tidings to that hearth. The child's
steps are not slow-she bounds along
over the slippery walks, she has the let
ter, and what are ice and cold to her
now She is at the gate, and the
mother is at the door, "I have it! I
have it " and the child and letter are
both upon the mother's breast. There is
joy in the household, for the money has
come, and the father has work at good
wages, and the dear ones shall want no
more !
Reader ! this is the history of one let
ter; but who shall guess the joy or sor
row-the hope and fear-the light and
darkness which are momentarily passing
from beneath that little grate in the
post office!
A Hir To ran Launas.-Tb e folow
ing paragraph which we caut from anm
exebscge is true in its application :
"Among all the accomplishments
which our young ladies are expected to
acquire, itis to be regretted that the art
of conversation is not included. No
grace of person or manners ean compen-.
sate for a lack of this. In youth the
conversation of our women is apt to be
trifling and insipid, and in middle age is
too often confined to complaints of health
and the scandal of the day. Lively
conversation upon instructive and ele
vating topicsj but little practiced, but
whenever it is found, it gives charm to
the society of females which nothing else
can. It triumphs over deformities and
old age, and makes ugliness itself agre
able. Curran, speaking of Madame de
Stael, who was by no means handsome,
but a splendid conversationalist, said
that 'she had the power in talking her
self into a beauty.' Ladies should think
of this; Beauty lies in other things
than fine features and cosmetics?.
OLD BABYLON.-Dr. Oppert, of France
has spent two years on the site of old
Babylon, examining the cuneiform in
scriptions on the bricks and slates. He
states that the famous old city, in the
days of its grandeur and power, covered
rather more than an area of two hun
dred square miles, being about two and
a half more than the site of London.
But all this space was inhabited, there
being immense fields to supply the city
with corn and pasture in case of seige.
Tar Scorea MLLu.tonRL.-Mr. John
Furguson, who recently died in Scotland,
possessed of property valued at *8,300.
000, is said to have been the largest hold
er of American securities in Europe. He
was also the holder of a large amount of
English sad boatinential securities, and
was considered the wealthiest common
er in Scotland.
Words arelittle things, but they strike
hard. We wield them so easily that we
are apt to forget their hidden power.
Fitly shoken, they fail like the sunshine,
the dew, and and the fertilisiny rain ;
but when unfitly, like the frost, thehail,
and the desolating tempest.
A Comoir COAss.-"Doctor," said a
somewhat nervous person to an eminent
physieian, "my daughter has had a ter
rible fit this morni ~be contided for
full half an hour.out. knowledge or
understanding."
"Oh don't mind that,"'said the doctor
"flme people continue so all their fives"

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