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  2. His Choice of a Motto.

    It is told of Sir Walter Scott that he was Bitting in his library one day when a tall Highlander, who had been building an inn near by, came in and said: ...

    Article : 218 words
  3. In the Spring.

    It was a glorious June morning. The girl walked along the sunlit sidewalk, elastic, hopeful, happy. Happy because the birds were; because the ...

    Article : 173 words
  4. All the Same Sort.

    A story is told of a lecturer whose stereopticon man one night got something in the lantern that did not belong there. The slide represented some insignificant creatures ...

    Article : 255 words
  5. Flotsam and Jetsam.

    [We purpose giving, under this heading, as many of the well-known Australian bush songs as can be gathered together. There are many such songs that have never appeared in print, but have been handed ...

    Article : 154 words

    (Supplied by E. MUNRO, Mitchell.) Come, Stumpy, old man, we must shift while we Can; All our mates in the paddock are dead. Lot us wave our farewells to Glen Eva's sweet dolls ...

    Article : 287 words
  7. Saving Time.

    The following amiable contest occurred in Westminster Hall between Lord Campbell and an eminent Queen's counsel. ' The action was one brought to recover for damages done to a ...

    Article : 196 words
  8. On the Typewriter.

    Typewriters have a great educational value —a value which manufacturers have, doubtless, included in the price' they charge (or the machine. In ordinary pen writing a blot, ...

    Article : 314 words
  9. Facts and Fancies.

    A silk hat oftentimes covers a bald head. The man who is scared at ghosts is afraid of nothing. A man who is blunt in his ways may be sharp in ...

    Article : 811 words

    A young man left his native land, For trade being dull at home, And to seek his fortune in this land Ho crossed the briny foam. ...

    Article : 278 words
  11. The Coldest Kind of a Climate.

    He was from Michigan, and he was proud of it. In fact, he was too proud of it. So proud that it proved to be all his talk. If anybody spoke of fine wheat, good fruit, heavy ...

    Article : 240 words
  12. Sayings of Children.

    Mamma: " What are you and Freddie quarrelling about ?" "We were 'playing keep house, and Freddie came home and found dinner wasn't ready." ...

    Article : 502 words
  13. A Mistake.

    Wife: " You made a mistake, my dear, when in your anger you told Bridget you didn't want her to show her ugly mug in here again." Husband: "How did I? I meant just what ...

    Article : 94 words
  14. The Elephant's Mistake.

    " No, thank you," said the man as he waved the flask away, " I swore off five years ago. Don't object to whisky, you know, but don't drink it myself." ...

    Article : 383 words
  15. Charged High for His Work.

    Every safe manufacturer has attached to his force expert locksmiths, whose duties consist in opening safes which have got out of order. Many of the accidents to safes occur from the ...

    Article : 273 words



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