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  2. RUPERTA.

    "But" the Chancellor went on "to resume our argument, Count. Your [?] these important persons would [?] make it imperative that strong ...

    Article : 4,694 words
  3. INGENUITY REWARDED

    Amongst the prisoners in the French convict settlement of New Caledonia were two marine engineers who not long ago received a pardon—strange as ...

    Article : 180 words
  4. WOMAN'S WORLD.

    Paquin, who is the chief arbiter of fashions for the world, is making a speciality of draped bodices which cling tightly to the figure and merely suggest drapery in the ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 974 words
  5. WIT AND HUMOUR.

    Cyril: "You may spurn me, cruel one but remember, I shall not always be a clerk at a pound a week!" Marie: "That's just the trouble. ...

    Article : 575 words
  6. AMUSING INCIDENTS.

    Not long ago a gentleman desired a newly-engaged coachman to go to the well and draw a pail of water for the cook, as the boy whose business this ...

    Article : 138 words
  7. WHAT IT PROVED.

    An unpopular member of a Northern Board of Guardians protested violently against extra fare being given to the workhouse inmates on Christmas Day. ...

    Article : 152 words
  8. TOO MUCH FOR HIM.

    "William," said Mrs. Lambkin joyously, "Uncle George has sent me a cheque for ton pounds for a now dress. Now, I don't want it just yet. Will ...

    Article : 350 words
  9. NOT TO BE GULLED.

    Most people have heard the story of the rustic who, watching the anchor let down from a ship, marvelled much how it was passed through the small ...

    Article : 141 words
  10. TWO POINTS OF VIEW.

    A man applied for a situation to a large employer of labour, and was courteously refused. Leaving the office, he noticed a pin on the floor, and, ...

    Article : 181 words
  11. HUSBANDS IN CLOVER.

    A South American visitor describes Uruguay .as a paradise for husbands. Men are in considerable minority, for although the great war, which carried ...

    Article : 189 words
  12. CAUSE AND EFFECT.

    The worshippers at a certain place of worship are justifiably proud of their organ—a very fine instrument presented by a wealthy member of the ...

    Article : 207 words
  13. AS A CURE.

    Mrs. Slimdiet: "So you have placed yourself under the care of a physician who reduces superfluous flesh? Did he recommend any special diet?" ...

    Article : 36 words
  14. HER VIEW.

    Grace: "Would you marry a man just because he happened to be rich?" Gladys: "Why, of course not. But I would try hard to get him to marry ...

    Article : 31 words
  15. MUSIC AS MEDICINE.

    A musician who has studied his art from the standpoint of its healing power, declares that music is the coming cure. ...

    Article : 112 words
  16. HE SYMPATHISED.

    Mr. Wilkins met his old friend Peters in the street. "Hullo!" he said cheerily. "Where have you been lately?" ...

    Article : 121 words
  17. AN ACTOR'S READY WIT.

    Tony Lee, a player in King Charles II.'s reign, was performing in a tragedy in which the character he impersonated was slain. Having a ...

    Article : 113 words
  18. LOOKED A BIT WORN.

    Considerable amusement, was caused at a little wayside station the other day by an old lady passenger, who, having procured her ticket from the ...

    Article : 285 words
  19. THE LAUGHING PHILOSOPHER.

    Look before you sleep. Some folks are too busy to grow old. A flow of words is no proof of wisdom. ...

    Article : 115 words
  20. ALREADY CAUGHT.

    "Oh, well," remarked the rejected suitor, "there are just as many good fish in the sea as ever came out of it." "Yes," agreed the damsel, "and ...

    Article : 62 words
  21. ACHIEVED.

    The husband glanced at a bill from his wife's dressmaker. "When I proposed to you less than two years ago," he said, "I was what ...

    Article : 100 words
  22. PRESENCE OF MIND.

    A rather laughable incident of how two opera singers of a generation ago extricated themselves from an awkward predicament is related in the Boston ...

    Article : 116 words
  23. RISKS IRISH PILGRIMS RUN.

    Ten miles off the coast of Kerry, in the West of Ireland, lie the Skellig rocks, one of which has been for years the scene of a difficult penance. A ...

    Article : 169 words
  24. THE FORCE OF EXAMPLE.

    Here is an instance, taken from Dr. Boyd's Reminiscences, of how a tippling Scot turned off neatly a well-meaning remonstrance which his employer ...

    Article : 117 words
  25. WHEN CUPID CAME.

    As soon as this world began Its orbit round to take, Dan Cupid sought materials A tuneful lyre to make. ...

    Article : 72 words
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