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  2. “CHERRY RIPE.”

    Millais’s delightful picture, “Cherry Ripe,” for which we now know that the late Mr. M’Cullock vainly offered £5,000, has quite a pretty little ...

    Article : 326 words
  3. A LORD WOLSLEY ADVENTURE.

    Lord Wolseley saw active service for the first time in the year 1853. He was m Burmah, and his det[?]ment had halted for the night in ...

    Article : 414 words
  4. IN THE BALANCE.

    A party of seven was sitting round the table, enjoying the smoke and desultory conversation that usually follows an informal and purely ...

    Article : 2,540 words
  5. RATS.

    It is a matter of common knowledge that a dead set has lately been made against the [?]tous rat, and a virus is said to have been ...

    Article : 949 words
  6. REMARKABLE KITE FLYING.

    A group of young men has just succeeded in drawing electricity from the clouds and putting it to practical use. This seems an ...

    Article : 805 words
  7. AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS.

    Sitting alone on a bench by the deer park in the Zoological Gardens the other sunny day was a wrinkled-faced old woman hard on to sixty ...

    Article : 411 words
  8. INDIA’S BURDEN OF CASTE.

    In the current issue of “Britannia” Miss Jane E. Duncan ends her series of articles on the subject of aerial intercourse in our great ...

    Article : 733 words
  9. INTERESTING ITEMS.

    Sound travels at the rate of 1,142ft. per second. A whale’s greatest speed is from ten to twelve miles an hour. ...

    Article : 479 words
  10. A SURPRISE FOR BURGLARS.

    Police-Inspector Andrew Rohan, of the Chicago Detective Department, tells the following story :— “I once met a thief whom I had ...

    Article : 313 words
  11. WOMEN CANNOT GUESS TIME.

    An experiment has been made by Professor MacDougall, the results indicating that woman has no sense of time. The experiment was made in ...

    Article : 278 words
  12. CONCERNING SLEEP.

    Dr. William Ewart, in a lecture delivered before the Harveian Society, said that sleep would seem to have two offices both fulfilled in the ...

    Article : 172 words
  13. THE DODO.

    “As dead as the Dodo” has passed into a proverb. Yet within comparatively recent time the bird was exceedingly plentiful on the Island ...

    Article : 199 words
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