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  2. Flotsam and Jetsam.

    " BEWARE the pine tree's withered bough, Beware the awful screeching chough." He took a loving long furlough, A voice replied far up the clough, ...

    Article : 152 words
  3. Facts and Fancies.

    A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men.—HUDIBRAS. HOUSEKEEPER.—No, we do not know any new recipe for cooking brains. You might try heaping ...

    Article : 1,195 words
  4. Wonder.

    "WHAT I maintain is this," said Mr. Whiffles oracularly: "at the age of 60, or thereabouts, the power to wonder ceases. Take my own case, for instance. I am 66, gentlemen, and ...

    Article : 226 words
  5. A Man of No Weight.

    THERE were seven of us in the compartment of an English railway carriage when the train started from the station. In one corner sat a man, long legged, tall, and lean. At the next ...

    Article : 574 words
  6. An Anecdote of Beau Brummell.

    "YOUR dinner, sir! Why here is the bill for that, which you see, with the wines, amounts to three pounds ten, and this you have handed me is only a shilling!" ...

    Article : 371 words
  7. Bill Nye Visits Lake Superior.

    I HAVE just returned from a brief visit to Duluth. After strolling along the Bay of Naples and watching old Vesuvius vomit redhot mud, vapour, and other campaign ...

    Article : 1,101 words
  8. A Coloured Preacher's Explanation.

    IT WAS at a big August meeting in Wake Co., N.C., and there were acres of darkies present. The " Grossing of the Red Sea" was the subject of the discourse, and the Rev. Mr. ...

    Article : 570 words
  9. Bill Arp on Fishing.

    FOR a few days past I have been going fishing. The creek is close by and the fish are spilling for the frying-pan, and fishing is such quiet contemplative work or play, or whatever ...

    Article : 839 words
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