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The manner in which all these things are told is so bright and pleasing that the boy reader may fancy that he is only following with delighted attention the adventures of two boys like himself, when he is actually becoming possessed of information which he will not easily forget.--_Boston Journal._
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Adventures of Two Youths--
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ON THE CONGO.
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THE YOUNG NIMRODS IN NORTH AMERICA.
THE YOUNG NIMRODS AROUND THE WORLD.
Published by HARPER & BROTHERS, New York.
In these days of bicycle mania all sorts of bicycle stories are told, but this anecdote is said to be a true one. A Chicago lawyer named Harris had a case in a police court situated in one of the outlying districts of the city. He rode to the court and left his wheel at the door, with a tag attached to the handle bar, on which he wrote: "This bicycle is the property of a legal gentleman who will be back in twenty minutes." After losing his case before the judge, Mr. Harris came out to find that his bicycle was missing. The tag hung from a nail on the wall near by, and beneath the lawyer's inscription was another: "To the legal gentleman: Your wheel was taken by another gentleman who's a 'scorcher.'
He won't be back at all."
"My tooth aches awful," said Willie. "Don't you think I'd better not go to school to-day?"
"No, you needn't go to school. I'll take you to the dentist instead,"
said his mother.
"I think--I guess I--I'd better go to school after all," rejoined Willie. "The tooth aches, but--it don't hurt any."
"I'm tired of 'don'ts'," said Margaret B, "Just as tired of don'ts' as I can be, For it's 'don't' do this, and 'don't' do that, 'Don't' worry the dog,' don't' scare the cat, 'Don't' be untidy, and 'don't' be vain, 'Don't' interrupt, 'don't' do it again, 'Don't' bite your nails, 'don't' gobble your food, 'Don't' speak so loud, it's dreadfully rude, 'Don't' mumble your words, 'don't' say 'I won't,'
Oh! all day long it's nothing but 'don't'!
Some time or other I hope--'don't' you?-- Some one or other will say, 'Please DO'!"
A NATURAL INQUIRY.
BOBBIE. "WHAT DOES IT COST TO MAKE A LETTER GO?"
POSTMAN. "TWO CENTS."
BOBBIE. "DON'T YOU TAKE 'EM FOR CHILDREN AT HALF PRICE?"
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