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  2. A CONVERT TO BUDDHISM.

    Recent Ceylon papers contain accounts of a remarkable ceremony which took place recently in Colombo. This was the reception of a gentleman from America, who lately ...

    Article : 468 words
  3. FIFINE OF THE DAMP FEET.

    The evening before the day on which John Marson was going to leave Paris for London, after a long visit to the exhibition, having nothing better to do, he went up to Montmartre ...

    Article : 1,303 words
  4. FOOLHARDINESS AS A PROFESSION.

    Steve Brodie, the "Bridge Jumper," as he is called in America, the only person who ever went over Niagara Falls alive, is (writes a correspondent) a quiet, self-contained young man ...

    Article : 794 words
  5. THE PRIEST AND THE PROTESTANT BIBLE.

    At the trial of Father O'Dwyer, C.C., Castlelyon, and nine other defendants, under the Crimes Act, for conspiracy to intimidate, resumed at the Court-house, Fermoy, ...

    Article : 363 words
  6. CHAPTER III.—FIFINE OF THE DAMP FEET.

    After a short and troubled sleep at his hotel Marson rose and dressed, and went back to the Exhibition. 'What is there I haven't seen?' he asked himself as he strolled down the ...

    Article : 1,025 words
  7. MR. AND MRS. BOWSER.

    "Mrs. Bowser, do you know how much time the average man consumes per week in getting shaved:" querred Mr. Bowser, as he entered the house the other evening with a parcel under ...

    Article : 1,201 words
  8. THE OLD STORY.

    Tell you a story? My gracious sakes! Ther's nothing literary 'Bout me, I guess. I couldn't invent Any yarn that wud be wuth a cent; ...

    Article : 510 words
  9. COLDS IN THE HEAD.

    Camphor in various forms is frequently recommended for colds in the head, although doctors have long age shown the dangers attending the use of concentrated alcoholic solutions. ...

    Article : 146 words
  10. THE ROMANCE OF THE MADAGASCAR.

    You in New Zealand will be familiar with the story of the Madagascar, which was supposed to have gone down on the coast of your colony in 1853 with a large quantity of bullion. ...

    Article : 787 words
  11. EXTRAORDINARY SCENE AT A PARIS HOSPITAL.

    An extraordinary sight was witnessed recently at the hospital for sick children in Rue de Sevres. Several persons rang at the gate and demanded the immediate admission to the ...

    Article : 314 words
  12. CHAPTER IV.—AN ACCOMPLICE OF THE 'BLOOD-LETTER.'

    The commissaire was in his office when they reached the police-station, and into his august presence the prisoners were ushered forthwith. The old gentleman looked very much surprised ...

    Article : 575 words
  13. "FARDEN'S-WORTHS."

    The window was garnished with a basket of dirty eggs mixed with discoloured chunks of bacon, and sweets, and bread, an article like saveloy run to seed, and the many odds and ends ...

    Article : 657 words
  14. CHAPTER II.—THE GUILLOTINE DOES ITS WORK.

    Gradually the day stealing up reveals the sallow pallors of the attending crowd. The guillotine has now been in place a long while. Every now and then the hangman tries the fall ...

    Article : 549 words
  15. HOW A GIRL GOT ENGAGED.

    Across the fields as we idly strolled, In the cloudless summer day, The winds were wafting the rare perfume From the meadows of new-mown hay, ...

    Article : 180 words
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  17. CHAPTER VI.—FLIGHT.

    After the prisoner had been asked his name, age, and address, the magistrate cleared his throat, and fixing his spectacled eyes full on John's face, began: "Whether all you have ...

    Article : 1,243 words
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