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far infants andOhlldren.
.:8,torift Is so well RdaptM to children that
t -vom-nr nd it as Eujcf ior to any prescription
teoru vi mo." H- - Ancnm M. D.,
Ill So. OXorJ Ct., LrooUyn, N. Y.
T-V of Tttstorla' i3 so universal find
, r fso well known that it poems a work
' rWattion to endorse ,.t. I paretic
1 , .', families who uo cot kocp CatAoria
- Csst-ori rrrres Colic, Constlpattnn.
Sour Btrnnach, Diarrhoea. Kructation,
KXil3 Worms, gives eloep, u.l promotes m-
pefitipn, . ....
Without injurious medication.
itttc paetor BlDcmia-JalO iJofc-a Church.
44 For several years I have rocommende4
yoae ' Castoria, ' anl shall always contim-.o to
do so 03 it fcfiti Invariably produced beneficial
results" -
"Kio "VVisthrcp," liuth Street and 7th Aro.ti
New York City.
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. 822.50.
Room at the Top.
Never you minl the crowd, -Irnl,
Or fancy your life won't tell j
The work is the work for a' that,
To him that docth it well.
Fancy the world a hill, lad,
Look where the millions stop;
You'll find thexrowd at the Imac, lad ;
There's always room at the top.
Courage and faith and patience,
There's space in the old world yet ;
The better, the chance you stand, lad,
The further along you get..
Keep your eye3 on the goal, la 1,
Never despair or drop ;
Be sure that your path leads upward
There's always room at the top.
On the Train.
It yras goi'ig to
journey, tn;tt wsis
he n dull railroad
certain. Dullness
S30;&O TcaT5ct at ,
Thai's what I
A p.00 Umbrella, at
Warranted three years.
A U. CloiW -at-S3. Actual cost.
A S2.00 Breastpin at
A 1.00 Breastpiii at
V . .50 Breastpin at
Everything under tiie discount .head in same
proportion- 1 am the loser and you unake it ii
vou come soon. Truly yours,
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Carries the Largest Stock o
Furniture, Pianos and Organs
I -Buy in
Write for
Will" Givo, Low Prices.
Maapl if ml .S
Mont-ton tfto Walrhman wleh you write.
permeated the, tins! y and cindt-ry a
Kittv iirooks had a book, but she
rlifi not. fWl like readinir. She uiiirht
have ookd out, but t'ne ielegraph
io!'5i diturbel her, and not muen was
toio seen at any rate.
T men were ashM. A woman
jtcross the aisle was euliii" out of
lunch basket something of a distinctly
rniinuv odor onions or r;irhe.' It had
aillicted Kitty from the tirst, and, now
she felt thitt fresh air was absolutely
" Tim Vindcrs could not be much
worse than they already were. Site
iv nioiiis hnI lok an i nurse ami um
brella and tried to raise U12 window
It iiifk. of -course' And rotudjv of
v--.-uv-- J -
course a man rose up from the seat be
hind her, totalled his hat and:! said
uAllow me!" in jolite -accents.
H:ii Kittv been more trave C less
unsophisticated, she would have, lu'eu
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able to Ion cast tuat occurrence witn
reasonable certainty. ;
As it was, she raised star! led eyes
and made stammering reply. What
she saw was a young mini of attractive
exterior, if not precisely handsome,
bending fyrward with a courteous
smile. "
What the young man flaw was one
of the sweetest faces imaginable, blue
eved and tender-mouthed, under a hat
of not quite the newest style; a sleu-1
der, gir.ish form, clad in a dress whi.;b
was not exactly uthe th n ;,1 and a
look of tremulous uncertainty.
lTH put it tip,'1 he said, hastily, -and
father stiffly. ;V . ,
What in "the name of common
sense was the girl afraid of?
He shoved it tip with a strong push
and sat down.
But now that he had seen her- face
:5iich an astonishingly charming
face! the back view of her Ua.ven
head and unworldly little hut was
simply tantalizing.
He kept an admiring, faciuafed gaze
upon them. And. when she turned,
the next moment', a timid liusb risi ig
in her cheek, George Floyd's heart ac
tually beat faster. !
ul didn t mean to be so mioolitc as
not to say .thank you," Kitty said
bravely as hhe could. "Thank you!''
u You are: more than welcome," he
answered. 4 But the .response sounded
ferky or lie persuaded himself that it
did. "I 'falicv.'Vhc said, smiling, "that
vou were getting tired of the! pickled
bilious of our hungry neighbor?
" pickled onions?" Kitt
smiled , too. "Yes; I couldn't stand it.'
"Most of us seem oblivious, though,''
-pTryrry Tortf-orinc! hp s:iid. pbincilif? around. "I tlllllk
you ana 1 are tne oniy
people in the car.
uies, I am sure one ot those men
wi lose us hat oil in tne aisle 11 lie
doesn't wake up," said Kitty.
But in the words were an effort--1
knew that. She looked shy,hrin
in,T. The ancient simile of a wild-lost
neenrred to Georire r lovd s intent
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To nobody could the phrase lmv
bee n; more fitly applied. - iler sweetly
moMv fswo was ilower-hke, and
lore tin; marks of a half-rusticity,
which added ten-fold to her charm.
It vexed and distressed him that snc
should seem t distrust him; as though
.he would be guilty of n breath of dis
respect he, and' to he.' !
"Warm weather -isn't conducive to
enthusiasm among railroad travelers.
And possibly L shouldn't say it but
the 'scenery along 'this road clear to
Wyudhani, where my experience of it
ends,' is worse than ordinary; it's bad.
You get tired of brickyards and spind
ling woods."
He tnokn in a. studiously matter-of-
. 1 1
lier even.
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tnar. lie
" George queried,
old farm, Kitty
Kilty distrust had fled long ago, and
now her tiniorousness was going, too.
She hid her merry smile behind her
loosely gloved little hand.
"it doesn t, she answered. "It is
Aunt Calista.
"Why is it Aunt Cnlista?" George
questioned, and wondered if all men
were moved to oe as nrofectinglv gen
tle to her as he was. 4&he isn't here.
is she?''
"No." Bittys linniorous little
smile remained, with just enough ( f
snyness to Ikj pretty. "But I seem t
to teel her, you know almost I
Iler listener laughed, since he could
not help it. So did Kitty.
"She must be a a terror, so to
speak," he ventured, i-
"Oh, no! bhe is well, Aunt Ca-
lista" said Kitty. ;-uit describes
her best, somehow. She is my father's
t 1. 1 1 i 1 1 n , 1
sister, but not a oil like my rariier.
She has always lived in Wyndhaui,
and Wyndham is very diuerent, I sup
pose r
"Different from
"From our little
answi'ivd smiling.
"And you've never visited Wyndham
and vour Aunt Calista?"
How interesting was every fact con
cerning this sweet-faced girl her
every word!
"No. Alary went tirst, then Celia.
But now that they've married, it is me
or nobody, olie visited us a year ago
Aunt Calista and lately she wrote
for me to come.
"Well, and and I'm afraid sh
doesn't real I v want me. Mary and
Celia are different. I don't think 1
really don't that Aunt Calista ap
proves of me."
Sh-; looked rueful and serious. Her
pretty inotd.1T was faintly pouted; :
tendril ot hair blew across her deli
cat el v-blooming cheek.
W-ia Aunt I Villain hlinil nr iiK:mo'
ff .J 4. It. Ik ..11. Pit. .,.111V. . -
George wondered in impatience.
But he said, mildh ;
"Whv nol?.,,
Was she saying too much? Kitty
knew she was. But he was looking at
her with a deep, respectful interest
with that quiet, gentlemanly air which
had made her sorry for seeming to be
I f T
ilrearinessJan-I that 'of his i.Mo-hW
ittle," saicfG eorge, in a sort of growl.
wyndham was only halt a mile
away, and; he was feeling angry with
us unkind fate, for he didn't know
Aunt Calista" from Adam.
"I suppose so " said Kittv. annoloiriz-
inuly. j
Aunt Calista who?" he demanded
with a desperate hope. - 1 1 a .
uuu me conductor was siantinc
Wyndhau, and Kitty was pickin
her traps.;
"It L can be of any assistance about
your hunk?" said George, gloomily.
1 nank you! said Kitty.
Did she look a little bit sorrv, too?
lie fancied so he hoped so!
bhe tumbled in her purse and held
out her I brass tar. The train was
topping before the busy, long, station,
and she was peering out.
'Oh !'' she gasped.
Ge orgejsaw a tall, elderly ladv, in a
black boirhet and veil, standing in a
calmly waiting attittxle.
"It s Ahnt Calista," Kitty said, her
blue eyes .'solemnly fixed in Aunt Ca
Iista's direction. "1 didn't expect her
at an. xuarv sum ieiia said she never
met tlient she always sent her man
and the cart. Ok, dear, what-would
she thiiik about about it? She
would be shocked the very first thing
I think she'd send me home again
Don't get off the train w th me don't
take my check! Oh, dear! I I if it
was anybody hut Aunt Calista. You
don't feel angrv? You see how it is?
She g.ive him an imploring look,
which he told himself he should never
forget, and was gone.
At the! latest possible monv nt the
bell was beginning to clang he step
ped from the train, there stood Aunt
Calista aiid Aunt Calista' s niece he
seemed tio see nothing else. But he
cast no look at them. He strode past
at as wide a range as possible, grimly
smiling. -
"George Floyd!" Aunt Calista called,
sternly, "come back' here!"
The young man went hack, hat in
hand, daed and staring.
"Mrs.! West !" he stammered.
"Cert-iinlv!'' said Mrs. West, looking I
behind her veil and her glase;s distinctly
fieorge Vanderbilt aad He Have a Happy
Copyrighted 1SJ1, by Edg-.r W. ??rc.
Craiq-y-Ncs, Buncombe Co., N. C, )
September, 1 391. f
Up to last Saturday our lives here
had been almost eventful. I rose each
morning, caioled a glad pa3;m,ate a lit
tle breast of kippered herring, and fin-
were so kind-hearted that they c uldn't
1)0 nnkind even to a bunko man. IK
laughed a sad laugh, like one wlm
breakfasts with the President f H
United States on the 1st day of April
and cuts into a Canton flannel Cj.kja.
But at last he interested me in Itini-.
self. He wasdiere for his health l e
said. He had air cells in his lungs, i
think, or something of that kind. 1. 1
also had a letter from mv brother, i ."
ished off with some of our delightful w:is ;i letter of introduction from mv
To be Found ia the State.
wide i awaki
i&Xi W o,
tide to him at iTl'st.
"Well, I'm not quite so ladylike
the others," she responded, gravely.
(He stared.) "I'm different.- I like
tilings just such as the boys like, i ve
tramp d around in the woods with
hem till I know as much about birds
1 , 1 1 1 r 1 1. i ! .! 1
inu trees as iney uo. 1 nice 10 usu.anu
!'m even getting to be a decent shot.
Vnd Aunt Calista doesn't admire it."
"I cannot conceive why not!" said
displeased. uiun t you sec mer luy
title1. Miss Kittv Brooks Mr. Hovel
Ge age Ioyd, a very old young friend
of mine.' Kittv. if I may express it so.
And vou came on the
Ivitt v? In a different
You wohld certainly have known her
if vou! h..d been in tiie same car,
"I don't know. I--"
lie lowered his eyes. At Kitty he did
not dare look.
same tram as
ar, I suppose?
climate, would go gladly about my
work on autobiography.
At 9 o'clock Mr. Vanuerbilt comes
with the milk and vegetables lresh
from his farm. He is getting a fine
start, and the niostof his products com
mand a ready sale. I buy everything
I can of him. He has a tine brickyard
also, which is more than self-supporting.
He built it for the manufacture of his
own bricks with which to build his own
house near mine, but the bricks were
so evidently superior to those made
heretofore in this country that he was
importuned to supply a number of
builders and contractors at good prices.
His nursery, between Biltmore and
Asheville, on Richmond and Danville
Boad, is also, like my own nursery, a
howling success.. He grows almost
everything known to the botanist and
pomolgist. The Baron De Lange has
charge of the agricultural department
and on a bright morning it is a glad
some sight (0 see Mr. Vanderbilt and
the baron weeding onions or tarring
the noses of their sheep.
Mr. Vanderbilt showed me yesterday
a picture frame which he has designed,
and which will be u-ed for a large pho
tograph of myself to sit on his piano
in his off parlor. It is designed to con
tain nothing but products of his place,
such as cereals and other grains, seeds,
nuts, acorns, etc., etc. These are glued
on a-pine frame and th n a coat of
shellac is put on over the whole, so as
to look almost like a boughteu iranie
There will be an iiinei row of buck
wheat,' then a row of ll ix seed,-then
two rows of rye and one of wheat,
then corn, oats, etc., with acorns and
nuts, chinquapins, etc., etc., in the
corners, with a rosette of corn in the
in the car a::d ftstoxis of dried apples
over the whole.
At 8 a. m. every day Mr. Vanderbilt
rings bis bell at my door and with a
long-handled dipper he hands us out
our milk, also our rice, new laid hen
egs, fresh from t In? hand af the arti
sau, and warm with the atmop.iere or
the homo nest, and with now and then
a dear little wjiite feather still clinging
to them, lie also fetches our roasting
ears, and when he butchers we get all
sorts of novelties from him. No man
need ever ask for a better neighbor
brother. , As I read it I eould nlnio r.. -
ee how he suffered as he wrote i'.
I'robably this mail had supported him.
when he ran for otlice l ist fall, ar I
and-now he had paid- the debt1y gn - ,
mir htm a letter ot introduction to in. .
Taking him by the hand, I sau :
"Sir, you are my gmst. A letbr
from my brother will le honored at. u I
times, never mind what I happen to
tune. the letter seem ;
to be, genuine, and my brother h;.
failed to put in the cipher whif i
means 'do you, lip.' So I j'udge that I .
means for tne to throw myself. Y 1
are now nrv guest. Come with 111
and I wi)f show you where thev a
going Jo h'.ifld the new bridge aero
Craig-y-Xos Creek."
lie rose and we went away together.
As we passed the store I invited him 01
lind we got some
"I told von I expected my neice to
"She doesn't. She said so to father, day, George Floyd!" said Aunt Calista, tlUm George is. He helps me during
And when she saw me once running u halt I real and halt pretended (lis- the hoeing season, and I help him in
after one of the cows which had gotten pleasure. "To-day, and on vthis train, harvest. We own a thrashing ma
into the wrong lot, and washing off And vou engaged to call on us this I chine together, and i if the fall we not
the buggy another time, when father
Do you remember that,
was busy, she told mother she was George Floyd ?
afraid I was 'hopeless.' " "Yes I Mrs. West.
George V loyd coughed. He did not Je stood like an awkward schoolboy
venture to smile, her face was so gen- with his "piece iorgotten. lie re-
tly serious. But the visions which membered the tall, rather cold and
rose before him shut out all else tor a severely stylish girl he had tuny ex-
moment, pected to see.
only do our own thrashing with it, but
can make as high as &bu, we think, oy
thrashing for the neighbors.
We lead a happy life here, as I say,
destitute of carlo. Tlu-re has been but
onecase of tark here since I came
One case of cark. and one of Milwau
kee beer. The day goes bitterly by,
:ml :it. niirlir. I write for an hour in mv
r--- - - j
diarv a lot of moral thoutrhts, which
will be eagerly published alter my death
Hi. saw tier anion or the ta trreenerv 4Verv we . I'm sorrv vou were
of the woods. bareHieaded, warm- not in the same car. Ion d certainly
cheeked: he saw her tracing a path have known that this was Kitty, and
across a dewy pasture" singing or Vou might have introduced yoursell I have decided to make no dying speech
nhisiliior. mavbe: he saw her in the .-md made it nleasanter for her, George. for I rni'dit die at the same time when
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b:irn and the meadow, in some rattlv A Ion tr. warm trip like that alone some other eminent man is
Aunt Calistachanged the topic with
old wa-on. norehed in a hnvstack ai d
.v. .. ,
saw always her innocent eyes and sweet
expressioned mouth andrump'ed flaxen
our. 1 1 is heart was oeatmg rather
fast now.
"I don't know what kind of
. 1
doing the
a per-
vnn vour Aunt 'Calista is. he saiu
1 ..I 1 ..
suon 1 .
is very good,'
d i
1 I'm
"charitable and good,
bbRT-A-HI' 17
incTOTiscd my facilities foi; handling and
t omiirj; soayon, I would now again respect-
llavin'g greatly
storing QQL the
fully solicit any and -all orders entrusted to mo, promising to
ftu-nL4t you promptly with, wdiat coal you may want at the lowest
- market ur'xon In nrdnv nhtnin orl vniit of the Inwost smn- factcway, hardly looking at
,1,, .. t , -, , 1 ! t" 1 She should he made to see
v.i iices, you snouio at once send me your onic-is. ieineiiioer uenfleman, at least -
Ll;il 1 handle onlvtltc host grades ol screened Coal, jncludmg pieon that she was
Ued Ash, suitable forvgrates, stoves, heaters, ccc.
Also keep on hand at all times the finest grade of blacksmith
said Kitty
ut she's very
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iKirticiwar. anti i in a mwu uru .mun
i.f-h!-: If T didn't kno v she doesn t
anorove of me, and would certainly
have asked Mary or Celia again instead
if thev hadn't trot married but I do
know it.'
He hm fed to express his utter con-
4 m nt it r Ann fc Calista and all her
tastes and preferences his unqualified
horror of her.
1 n
"I trust s ic won t make vour lire a
burden to ou while you are with her
he snid indignantly.
"I shall try to be a pleasant surpre
to her." Kitty answered, with simple
earnestness. "I told father 1 shouh
d I shall. I think I can behave
p.i. 1 1 1 1
a "racious wave ot rue nana, ami suu-
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deniy lurneu lier niece . Miw.ueijf i"-
ward her. Her look was a proud, ad
miring and approving one, as well it
might ihave been.
'I rOn (dad to see vou. dear." she
said. "We'il walk home. Matthew is
ill today, so I'll send your trunk by the cork myself and say something which
sta'e. and we will walk, the day is so I would afterwards bitterly regret.
beautiful. 1 u may come, George. I W hat can be more pitiiul than a
He looked at Kitty behind Aunt Ca- bal break in grammar or the fnquent
use of tautology m a dying speech?
It is for this reason that I have decided
to keep a diary, to be published when I
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same thing and so what I
not receive that attention whicii it
justly merited.
Ilow I would hate to play
Mr. Blaine, for instance, a man who
could easily score a death-bed success
at any time, while 1 am timid and feel
almost certain that in any forensic
effort of that kind I would probably
1 ii
a s uignilieil back'.
ittle woo' i-
Is "the Place to Get Monuments, Tombstones, &c.
... .A lare stock of VERMONT MARBLE to arrive in a few days
osLteuon 111 every respect and positively will nut be undersold.
" Grranito Monuments
Of all Vwiw o. specialty
f Propiuktoi..
j Montloa the Wab liinaa v' lien you wrtto.
Kitty gave him her first full look.
"Wymtham?" she said.
"Yes. I live .there," said George
Flovd,aii odd little hope stirring within
hinu 1 011 are you
"I am going to Wyndham,"
Ry. . ....
then she turned pink again
dropped her eyas and was silent.
The train rattled on with an exas
perating chug-chug. And ! George
Floyd, amused and exasperated, almost
ground his teeth.
"I am glad you are going to Wynd
ham" lie said, quietly.- "I thipk vou'll
like it. I live 1 here. But L don see
why I don't, truly whv that or any
thing else should make vou feel afraid
me? j
He lookul anno).-.! he looked hurt
well as Aunt Calista likes to see a
girl behave, I mean and I'll try to.
1 can t be a 'romp in Wyndham; that s
what Aunt Calista says I am. the
bovs won't be there, yon see; and per
haps, by keeping it on my mind and
trying hard -"
Her gravity give away at last to- a
mischievous little smile.
"And it was that," said George
11 -.v.l "which made vou afraid to
thank me for opening the window,
and scared at the notion of speaking to
me afterwards -it was your haying
your Aunt Calista on your mind?
Bryerdon!" lie niutteVed, inaudiblv;
"and Wyndham only two minutes off.
Confound it!"
"Yes," Kitty owned. "Aunt Calista
would think it dreadl'u!,iny speaking to
anybody I hadn't been introduced to
I know she would. Yes, I'm certain
of it, even when if'7
"Even if it was perfectly apparent
'anybody' was an entirely safe and inr
nocent individual, bored to death by
the monotony ot a lengthy journey,
taiid only desirous of l sluing his own
lista's lit
"ohall we tell?
And she shook her head, turning it
away to hide her shy smile.
But the time came when she did
tell. It was some months later for
Kitty's visit to Aunt Calista 'exceeded
in length Mary's and Celia's put to
"vthei;. And when Aunt Calista had
coine,-yery promptly, to realize that
her youngest niece was no "hopeless"
hctyi'.eli, but a sweet and charming girl
to whom young men "toot suipns-
in,Tlv, anil when Kitty had come, not ,,r overstimula'.e the brain.
..mi.. kr iv.omi.t v. to see that Aunt urdav a man with a dreamy
C tlista was, after all, very little to be
feared and considerably to be loved,
then Kilty told her about it. But she
t i!d it as a sequal to he" engagement.
Aunt Calista looked at her over her
glasses, a i. d then kissed her on both
pink cheeks.
"fain glid it happened so, sue
,;.i li..ntilv Emma A. Ooner. in
S iturday night.
It will be a good thing.
It 'will show me in mv serious moods
and also, hen: and there, have little
trickles of pure merriment in it, a thing
I couid not introduce into a dying
speech with credit to myelf. I will
also thus have a chance to rectify the
grammars irrit and have it punctuated
as I go along.
As 1 say, we move along quietly here
from dav to day, with little to excite
Last Sat
look in his
nut down
view. I
Pronouncad Hopeless, Yet Saved.
From a letter written by Mrs. Ada E.
Hurd, (Jroton, S. 1)., we quote: "Wus
taken with u bad cold, which settled on
my I-lungs, cough set in and finally ter
minated in Consumption. Four doctors
gaveWup, saying I eould live but a
shod! time. I gave myself up to my Sa
viour;, determined if I could not stay
with my friends on eailh, I would meet
mv absent ones above. My husband was
tt 1 vised to get Dr. King's New Discovery
tor Consumption, Coughs and Colds. I
;t n ti:il. took in all. einht bottles;
it has cured tne, ami thank (iud
now a well and hearty woman."
,Kltles free at KluttK Co's lrug
re'Mijar size -r0 cents umTI.
I am
st or
oale blue eves came here
no mv oorch to look at mv
have. a good view In re, and keep my
horses in a deserted sawmill.
lie sat there with his hat off, drink
ing in the view and fanning hisdtigh,
smoo h brow with his hat. At tirst I
took him to 1e a doppelgunger. lie
had th ; same Ben Davis style of Adam's
apple, a-nl his high forehead indicated
that he was just a brainy a he could be.
Far a time I let hiai sit there. Then
I cr..tit"ii1 .nt and oassed the time"" of
l .111 '1 l-1' . ..w
,l,v wdh hit;:. H- answered in a
rather brief and abstracted way, but
finally asked my name. I told him
what it was and he took my hand.
said he had been frequently taken for
tne. I was glad of ir. 1 did not care
if he had been taken for me, only why
did those authorities who took him for
me let him go again.
Finally he said he-knew some of my
C.Al I ;dd that miirht be. - My
folks never di
' j by i xp i H in e
store here we have a nice, smooth. se -gar,
with nianilla wrapper, which is i
free smoker, and if kept well tipped if
so thaffhe filler will not sift out, j
fords much pleasure to the user.
lighted these seegars, which are caih I ,
the Belle of Talhoilt, Indians, and ;s
we puffed them almg.the .road v--seemed
somehow to warm toward' one i
other, and I told him that I km-
where he could get some calamus ro f.
if he liked it and some mushrooms
at loist they looked like mushrooms.
He said he was passionately" fond T
calamus, but still mere so of niusl
rooms. So we gathered some of each an I
had the latter for din Der.
Nor.e of the rest of the family' won I
at any of the mushrooms, for I nev
gathered any before,, and to be a go t
gatherer one should - ha e
killed off a camping- party or two 1
le exiierience. But my guest "si
leartilv of them. He ate them at .
My wile winked hopefully at me as n r
doppelginger ate the last one and car --.
esslv ran a slice ot bread around o .
hs platter and breathed a long, .
icious sigh.
After dinner J said; "Come on; ?
will go up on the top of Mount B
bee. From the!? we can see almost
AsheviUe." Ileal !y, my obj'ect was
get him off the place before ' he di '.
I hate to have a guest die in the hou f
aTTil if I can help it I will see: that
never occurs, especially when V.c
as a letter of introduction fro '
some one I know.
We climbed the hiil through the
sweltering heat, and he seemed to ho L
up under it quite well. All at on..--.
like ii clap ot thunder from a cl i
sky, came the terrible thought, "O
heavens ! oh, heavens 1 After all, -haps
they were really mushrooms."
The thought maddened me so th i
as I pushed my way through the inid
brush ahead of my guest I pulled b e k
a hickory sapling and let it fly ba
with such force as to knock him acn- -the
gothic oat farm of General W .
of this place. But my guest did n
mind it at all, for he came op h. r
with a glad smile and humming a i
of an okl love song.
That-evening he took from hisva!'.
a puz'e and gave it to my child n .
They tried to do it but could not. V
were smoking a couple of- store cig
and the butler was burning a r
Finally the eliildten brought the pt .-,
z'.eto'me. It looked simple, and a f
am ;i great hand to work out diflic:
things, like mathematical sums ;;
social problems, I told my Colo
amanuensis to keep my cigtir going i
a few minutes and I would show I
children how to do it.
It consisted of a circular box with i
glass cover, and inside were five hi.
ppgs .villi five little brass rings lyi. i
on tlw bottom (it the box. Altli-re i
to do, as I may say, is to flip this lit
, box so as to hang the five rings oirt . ,
five p( gs.
That was a week ago. I bave n t,
done it yet. Neither have I done'ai
thing else. . The children's voices -no
longer heard as they romp and pi y.
Each one is trying tr do this fool i: .
.le That is not all. 1 am away '1
hind bn my autographs. Hundreds .
such letters lennrin unanswered, J.s
from tho-e answered by my color d
man, Dr. Euyster Snialhers. E'-'--letters
asking me to write what I kin
on a ji.'.tchwork block oi silk for t
ralH '. leinain on my-desk, and ti'.vil y
hi the ratlle is almost here. .
1 am idl broken up by this man,ii d
I haven't w ritten anything in mydi. .
for ten days. Fossibly 1 may m '.
write in it again. When I try
think now iuy mind creaks. f. ,
B'at dark cm-
seem t' learn an thing
S ui.e -if tin :n, i sa.d,
minor shows me
under my eyes..
If this man tomes again I am pre-
li- i II.. I I.
pared i"r nun. i kiiuw a uaniv n-n-
the musnroom v rj giowj, hut uhk- .
a lJ" mushroi.m. 'I'he weep.. .
;, i 1 1. . i ...... .
.i.iil.i.i' mil. i no i l 1 1 K 1 1 ll I l 1 1 .1 1, ( 1 1 . i
n in1'" uii.1!.! """'i
a panic southwest f the liver and u.
ot the watch pocket. '
1 have also si.4ectel a plot in It:
primeval forest wlnre he can beat
A place where the trailing arbutus. ..
the wixtdtick tiiay wander o r i utiM .
IUll Nv...

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