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where this Benson. They appear on
the high walHt belts, on the cuffs, and
down the front of the gowns, being
scattered Impartially wherever a how
enn possibly llnd a place. As a trim
ming they nro very small and dainty,
often supplemented with a button or
a minute buckle, while as a contrast
the Bash bows are, In many Instances,
very wide and spreading, some of them
tnklng tho form of Immense rhoux
composed of loops of soft ribbon,
which in white and roso have the ap
pearance of mammoth peonies. A
charming evening "tea gown." fash
ioned of pink soft satin veiled with
white chiffon, which was covered in
turn with black spotted net, was
swathed round the bust and across
tne back with wide striped black and
white taffeta ribbon with a roverso
slde of palo pin;, tied In a largo but
terfly bow In front, and there were
wide ribbon bands on the wrist fin
ished with little bowB on tho inner
Gather the gooseberries when they
are about half ripe in dry weather;
pick them clean and put a peck at a
tlmo In an earthenware pan or tub
and bruise them with n pieco of wood,
being as careful as possible not to
break tho seeds. Put the pulp Into a
canvas bng and squeeze out tho Juice
into a pan or tub. To every gallon of
pounds of sugar, and when the sugar
Is quite dissolved pour the liquor Into
a cask which will just hold it. If
the quantity Is nine gallons, let It
stand to settle for a fortnight; if
twenty gallons, thirty or forty days.
Keep In a cool place, then draw It
off from the lees and put It Into an
other barrel of the same size or Into
the same after emptying the lees and
making it clean. Let a cask of ten
pillons or less stand for about three
months, and one of twenty gallons for
five months, when it will be fit to bot
tle. This wine keeps well and im
proves with age.
For a Lawn Fete.
The new costumes arc almost In
vnriably of two and contrasting mate
rials. In a smart costume, destined to
be worn at a lawn fete, lace and em
broidered shantung nro employed
about equally; and tho design is furth
er enhanced by leafy emhrolderles ex
ecuted solid In black. The blouse is
of tho filet lace with omplecements of
shantung, tho embroideries posed to
good effect. The upper portion of the
sleeve is of laco and the puff of tho
silk ending at tho elbow. The skirt Is
of shantung with lace bandings, these
running both vertically and horizon
tally and little pufMngs of the silk
frilled edges alternate with the laco
bandings from knee to hem. Tho
Swiss belt is in black chiffon and
long sash ends float in tho back.
Fancy Blouse Walet.
Blouse waists mado full below deep
yokes are essentially smart and arc
shown In all tho fashionable soft and
thin materials. This ono is peculiarly
attractive, as it Includes a narrow
vest and soft, draped scarf. The
model Ib mado of palo bluo chiffon
loulslno with trimming of black silk
banding and tie of black mcssallne,
and is eminently effective, but the
trimming can bo ono of many things
nud tho mntorlal anything soft enough
to nllow of gathors. Fancy openwork
braid of tho required width makes
satisfactory bands and any of tho
narrow braids, laco or other unndlngs
can bo applied as illustrated.
Tho waist consists of the lining,
which can bo used or omitted as pre
ferred, full fronts, back, yoko and vest
with the cheraisotto and collar. Tho
sleeves nro mado wldo and full abovo
the deep, closo-flttlng cuffs. Tho scarf,
which outlines tho vest, Is bias and
can bo slipped under tho banding, as
in tho case of the model, or held in
place in any way that may bo pre
ferred. Tho quantity of material required
for tho medium slzo is 4 yards 21
inchca wldo, VA yards 27 inches wido
or 2 yards 44 Inches wide, with
yards of silk for scarf.
Handkerchiefs were never more
dainty. The newest ones have a hit
of color woven in, not embroidered.
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Tor example, tho center Is of tho fin
est, sheerest white linen. Then tomeu
a border of tmWt ninL- ...-., i.v.
tier or blue, woven In In Vnn Dyke or
.-.iinipc(i erroct, and next four or live
fine cords, before the very nnrrow hem
i uacneci. Tliose who deal exclusive
ly In linens, neckwear nud handker
chiefs sny there Is no demand for the
lace-edged handkerchief from the wo
man who really prides herself on be
ing perfectly dressed. Pure white
handkerchiefs are used entirely for
full dress, and these are simple In
design; though, being entirely hand
made, they come high.
That the sleeves determine the dak
as well as the style of a garment Irt
true of shirt waists as well as of
wraps and more elnborate blouses.
These very excellent models are mndo
In the latest styles and allow a cholco
of the regulation shirt sort, mndo with
on overlap and finished In tailor style,
ami tne drooping puff. Doth, however
show slight fullness only at the shoul
ders and are finished with straight
cuffs. The quantity of material re
quired for the medium size is for
plain sleeves U?, yards 21 or V. vnn!
30 or 44 inches wide; for full sleeve
;& yards 21 or 36 or "& yards 44
Peacock Feather Decorations.
Though the peacock feather Is con
sidered unlucky, It is lending itself to
many forms of fashionable decoration.
Last winter the Jeweler adopted it,
and. aided by sapphire and emerald,
turned out some unique and beautiful
brooches, hat pins and belt pins In
peacock feather form. Now the mak
er of fine glass and pottery is adopt
ing its charms. The very newest
flower holder for table decoration Is
a large lint bowl of delicate green
glass. Into Its flaring, flower-like top
are brought peacock feathers, and di
rectly over the receptaclo for water
rests a brass, coarse meshed net
framework, slightly raised In the mid
dle. Tho flowers are thrust In through
this, leaving the feather decoration in
full view. The effect Is novel and ar
tistic. Honey Gingerbread.
Sift a pint of flour and stir into this
half n pint of sour cream or milk. If
tho latter Is used, a tablespoonful of
butter should be added by way of
shortening. Sift with tho flour half a
teaspoonful of ground ginger and the
same of fine cinnamon, nnd stir In
two tnblespoontuls of sugar and two
of honey (strained). Mix and beat tho
batter thorough!?; and, when ready
for tho oven, stir in hnlf a teaspoon
of soda that has been dissolved In a
little warm (not hot) water. Bake
about three-quarters of an hour, tak
ing care not to burn, and then cut
Into squares and servo hot with plen
ty of honey.
To Wash White Lace Veils.
These should bo washed ns follows:
Put tho veils Into a strong lather of
whlto soap and very clear water, and
let them simmer slowly, for a quarter
of an hour. Tnko out and squeeze
well, but do not rub. Rinse twlco in
cold water, tho second time with n
drop or two of liquid glue. Have ready
some very clear, weak gum arable, or
thin starch or rice water; pass tho
veils through It, and clean them by
clapping. Then stretch them out
evenly nnd pin out to dry on a cloth,
opening out each scallop and fasten
ing with pins. When dry, lay a piece
of thin muslin over nnd iron on the
Good Dry Shampoo.
Some one suggests that In place of
a soap and water shampoo a dry salt
rub is a good thing for tho hair onco
In a while. Loosen the hair, then rub
tnble snlt thoroughly Into tho roots,
and brush it out again carefully. Tho
dust nnd dirt come with it, Just as
they do when salt Is sprinkled over a
carpet prior to sweeping it. Tho ef
fect of tho salt on tho scnlp is describ
ed as not only highly cleansing, but
Coffee Ice Cream.
For coffee Ico cream, scald together
one and a half cupfuls of milk, a cup
ful of sugar and five tablespoonfuis
of ground coffee. Strain, add tho
yolks of four eggs and four table
spoonfuls of sugar and cook over hot
water until tho custard thickens.
Then stir In a quart of cream, strain,
cool nnd freeze.
Use for Lace Collar.
A novel way of using a collar of
handsome lace is to mount It on a
silk shoulder collar having long stolo!
fronts. When edged with a frill or
niching of the silk It mikes u moBt,
useful and becoming accessory tc tho
TO PHEVENT 9EASICKNE3S.
German Inventor Thinks His Appli
And now comes n preventlvo of
sea sickness not In tho shape of
medicine, but In the shape of an In
vention to control the ship itself and
pi event thnt rolling that makes so
many voyagers seek their cnblns nud
wish they hadn't come.
The Invention Is nothing moro thnn
a huge top, kept continually spinning
In the Inside of the ship. As every
boy knows, n top refuses to He down,
tip, lean over or do anything but
stand up straight when it Is going
good and fast.
When It begins to slow down, it
newent wvoiveD in
snnMNO top rra
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wobbles moro and moro till it falls
The force which keeps tho top
standing up Is n lot bigger than ono
would think. Try to knock It down.
You can knock It clear across tho
room, but as long as It Is spinning
fast It will stand up.
In the hend of Mr. O. Schllck of
Hamburg, Germany, tho Idea sprout
ed of putting such n big top inside
a boat that old ocean wouldn't bo
able to wiggle It about. By fixing tho
toil and bottom of the top's axis In
the boat, he makes the boat as steady
as the top.
For an ocean liner his "top" would
have to be a heavy metal flywheel of
about twenty-five feet In diameter.
TWICE A BRIDE AT SIXTEEN.
Ohio Girl Wedded at 14 Gets Divorce
and Will Marry Again.
Sweet sixteen and twice a brldo is
the record of Miss Bertha M. Craw
ford, a pretty country lass of New
Two years ago Miss Uertha, then
14, slipped off to Covington, Ky., with
her youthful sweetheart. Charles C.
Sutton, and was married. Parental
forgiveness nnd blessings were bo
stowed, but within tho past year tho
children became estranged and the
girl wife recently commenced action
Judge Wnlter Ervlne granted tho
decree. When It was announced Miss
Bcrthn, then restored to her maiden
name, wanted to apply for a new
license, but. her lawyer, Judge Bristcr,
persuaded her to wait a day. Then
she married an old chum, Harry
Frens. She says she is sure sho has
the right man this time.
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Here arc eight verses of tho ninth
chapter of St. Mark in Japanese, read
ing from upper right hand corner
down, then to next left hnnd column
down. Tho same characters aro tho
kann, Inflections, nnd terminations.
How Codicil Was Destroyed.
Mr. Oswald Billiard, a cyclo agent
nt noyston, Herts, England, recently
told a strnngo story In tho Probate
court of how a codicil to tho will of a
testator nnmed Edmunn Brook Nunn
had been destroyed. Ho said that ho
was riding a motor-trlcyclo to Ijondon,
when tho mnchlne caught flro, nnd ho
used ills coat to put out the flames.
The codicil was in tho pocket and
was burned. Pressed by counsel, ho
cnrcfully opened a brown paper par
cel and showed a charred garmont.
He also said that tho testator had
given him power to use or destroy
the codicil as ho liked.
Met Catamount In Road.
Whllo Warren Gale of Waterbubry,
Vt., was driving homo from Moreland
tils horso beenmo unmanageable be
cause of fright at something in tho
underbrush beside tho road. A mo
ment Inter a catamount as largo as a
shepherd dog leaped Into tliw road
ahead of his horso. Horse, cat and
man remained perfectly quiet for a
fow seconds, when tho cat suddenly
leaped into tho woods on tho other
side of the road and disappeared.
How Many Feathers on Hen?
A Now York concern has Just
closed a unique guessing contest in
which the contestants wero required
to estimate tho number of feathers on
a hen. Many estimates in tho hun
dreds of thousands were received, sov
oral In the millions, the highest esti
mate being CO0.0C0.017. The corroct
answer was found to be 8,120
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Decoyed Rat Into Trap and Flnlsheo
It at Leisure.
"A weasel Is a wizard as well as ii
tighter, and often wins his battles by
strategy," snld Emmet Wolfe of Mis
sissippi. "I wns recently In a fishing
ramp that was near n largo stack of
lumber. It seemed that n large nuin
her of rats Inhabited the cool crevices
under the lumber pile, and one day a
weasel put In its appearance. Wo
had the plensuro of seeing a bnttlo
royal every day for several days, and
by and by tho weasel had killed every
rat In tho rolonfy except one which
wns nearly as large as a cat.
"They fought several times a day,
and tho weasel always got tho worst
of It. One day wo noticed It Indus
triously digging a holo under the
woodpile, and thought little of It. A
little after wo saw It challenge the rat
to battle, and as soon ns tho fight he
gnn to warm up the weasel suddenly
turned tail and sneaked to tho hole
like all possessed. The rnt followed
In hot pursuit, and both disappeared
In the mouth of the weasel's hole. It
wns only a twinkling until the weasel
reappeared, and Hashed Into the hole
"We watched a long time and nelth
er animal appeared. Finally we mov
od the wood nnd dug out the weasel's
hole. We found the rnt dead and
tho wcnM'l had dug Itself out an
other way. The weasel had trapped
the rat and killed It at leisure, the
hole being too smnll nt ono end for
tho rat to escape, which the weasel
know all the while." Unilsvlllo Courier-Journal.
PRAISE FOR MINT JULEP.
New York Newspaper Rhapsodizes
Over Summer Drink.
Tho Jingle of Ices the ruby-tint nigh It,
Tho half-burned Jewels far down In
Small wonder the heat-ridden wretches
should buy It,
And sip of its contents, unstcndlcd
How denr to my henrt Is the drink of
When Jimmy, tho bnrkeep, presents
It to view;
Tho sparkle, tho mint leaves the
drink thnt a man should
Tosn right to the spot when refresh
ment is due.
New York Telegraph.
First High Pews In Churches.
During tho reign of William ann
Mary in England a worthy bishop
complained to tho hitter that the
ladles of tho court were wont to fix
their eyes on their neighbors rather
than on him during his discourse It
apparently never occurred to tho di
vine that tho fault might llo in the
By consent of the Queen high pews
wero introduced to prevent wander
ing eyes. "As for tho young ladles
for whoso spiritual welfaro they were
devised," says a writer, "their indig
nation was only surpassed by tho
rago of their admirers." From that
time high pews were very commonly
placed In churches.
Historic Vermont Tavern.
Of the eight taverns In Bennington
Vt., that entertained man and beast
prior to and after tho revolution, only
one, ,what wns known as tho Harmon
tavern, Is now standing.
This tavern wns built about 17C9 by
Daniel Harmon and for nearly a cen
tury It wns kept by himself or somo
of his descendants. It was on the
direct stngo lino between Troy and
Montrenl nnd Brattloboro for many
years, nnd had a wldo reputation.
For fifty years It has not been occu
pied, except ns a storehouse, and Is
rapidly going to pieces.
It wns In this houso thnt Gen. John
Stark took his breakfast the morula?
'of the bnttlo of Bennington, aftei
leaving his camp und matching to
moot tho British forces.
Railway Car as a Hospital.
A disused railway carriage has been
turned Into an Isolated hospital for a
smallpox patlont nt Holbeach, The
structuro wns bought for tho purpose
by tho guardlaiiB, but tho first pntlcnt
to bo treated has been sent from Long
Suttor. London Dally Mail.
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JEW THAT SHAKESPEARE DREVy.
Most people appear to think that
Shy lock must either be a demon or
a savior. He Is, in truth, a mixture
of both -the innn the Jew! Oneo
more the poet shows the Impartiality
of the Judge In dealing with Hhyloek.
He presents in him the lers lis well
as the virtues of his rnee. Domestic
ity Is one ot the Hebraic lrliioH. The
love of his diiupghter commends him
to our sympathies- anon his vengeful
and cruel nnturo commands our cen
sure. It Is, therefore, liillrulmiH to
present Sliyloch as u merely sympa
thetic character. Of course, the cul
mination ol suffering creates sym
pathy with any man. and. while laugh
ing at his pretensions, we weep at
his griefs. There can be no doubt
that at the time Shakespeare wrote
"The Merchant of Venice" the Jews
were not regarded with high favor,
and Shylock's first speech shows ho
Is Informed by the spirit ol revenge.
I do not deny that Shylock had Just
cause to be angry, and It has been
said that revenge Is a primitive1 form
of Justice. But Just when we begin
to think that Shylock Is becoming
the maityr-hero of the play, and thnt
nil our sympathies are mennt for him,
Shakespeare, the altruist, enieis upon
tho .scene and gives us the Immortal
speech on the quality of mercy, which,
bursting the walls or tho nnrrow
court, preaches to humanity 'tho etor
mil message of Christian forgiveness.
Herbert Beerbohm Tree In The
TOADS, $20 EACH.
The wonderful insect-killing capac
ity of the toad Is known in n general
wny to tho enlightened few. sayH
Country Life in America. An Im
ported colony of toads may bo the
salvation of n flower garden. We
now have some Interesting figures,
which show that every toad In the
garden may bo worth 20 or more.
Many gardeners glvo their children
a cent apiece for every cutworm de
stroyed, considering this a. low esti
mate of the damage caused by theso
Insects. From May 1st to August 1st,
n tond may destroy 2,1(!0 eutwormH,
which It would cost $21. CO to destroy
by hand. English gardners nro Bnid
to pay as much ns $25 per hundred
for toads for colonizing purposes.
WHEN VISITING IS PLEASURE.
After all Is said and done, visiting
friends must always bu tho most dell
eato of pleasures. Of all formB of
soclnl enjoyment, n well-chosen house
party Is perhaps the moBt complete
and satisfactory. It Is only during
such short vacations (and on board
ship) that tho galling, harnesn of ov-ery-day
routine drops completely from
one's weary shoulders; it is there
only thnt wo escape entirely from tho
myriad llttlo caron nnd worries that
llo in wnlt for un outside On look
ing bnck, many of us will be surprised
to find how most of our truest friend
ships dnto from the occasion offered
by n visit. Ono may go on meeting
peoplo for a decado at formal enter
tulnmcnts, nnd at the end of that tlmo
know less of their real selves than Ib
rovenled by ono Bhort "week-end"
passed together under n congenial
roof especially if it be a home where
the welcome is sincere and tho liberty
is complete, and where tho host and
hostess havo taken tho trouble to
sleep from time to tlmo In their guest
chambers. From Eliot Gregory's
"Visiting In a Country House" in the
WOMEN ON THE GOLF LINKS.
Golf Is n grand old game, of course,
but Its widespread popularity In this
country, Its marvelous growth hero In
the last few years, Is largely due to
tho Interest that Is taken In It by
young women. If It were not for their
prosenco In goodly numbers on the
links no such public favor as golf has
met with would havo been recorded.
It Is a repetition of the old story or
the opera season; the presence of
pretty women In tho boxes mnkes us
nil protend to love music and crowds
the Metropolitan. Tho young Ameri
can girl who plays golf not only fills
In tho picture prettily, but plays a
rattling good game us Is evidenced
in the scores mado In the women's
metropolitan championship gnmes on
tho Apnwanils grounds, which wero
concluded In fine style recently. New
NAVAL GUNNERY RECORDS.
It appears from a tabulated state
ment of the resultB of the annual
tnrget practico issued by tho navy de
partment thnt tho gunners of our fleet
hnvc attained a very high degree of
nccuracy. This Ib particularly true
with regard to gunB of five-Inch cali
ber and upward. Tho north Atlantic
and the Asiatic battleship squadrons
havo dlbtlngulshed themselves by rec
ords of 87.27 per cent nnd 82.84 per
cent, respectively. Tho cruisers havo
not done so well as the battleships.
The explanation Is simple enough.
Tho largor vessel constitutes a stead
ier gun platform In n seaway, and, its
guns being placed higher, a moro per
fect range is secured. ThlB conclu
sion Is emphasized by tho fact that tho
gun practice of tho torpedo flotillas
wa very unequal.
LIFE, DEATH AND LOVE.
A woman lay with closed ryes nno
quiet breath wnltlng to welcome tui
inigel whoMi piOKonce seemed to ovci
"hiulow the white curtained room.
mini knelt beside the bed, tho wonii
an's hand pressed clcwe In IiIb ngnlnst
his cheuk, while his lips moved an If
In the loom wero Life, Death and
"What have you given her?" ciie
tinned Death of Life.
"I brought her my best gifts," an
swered Life; "youth, henlth, licnuty.
joy and Love1."
"Has Ixivo brought her good glftfj?"
again asked Death.
Said Love with wistful eyes, "I
brought her brave, bright hours, sun
shine and laughter, happiness iwmI
glory In living, and then u heavy crosu.
The sunshine she shed all annul her,
oven with the fading of Lire's glory;
the cioss hidden deep In her soul cant
Mil seir nnd mnde a new radlnnco ami
"Let her como to mi1." snld Dentil.
'Lite had much to give, tint pence nnd
lest are not for Life to bestow. Love
would give all. but must reckon with
the human henrt. 1 will crown twitl
giorlly and bless her."
Life lied from tho quiet room with
a sigh and one whispered, endor
word; but 1-ove lingered, bravo oven
In the full presence of Dentil.
"What or him?" snld Love, polntlnt!
to the kneeling figure.
"He made the crohii?" Death nsktd,
"Yes," said 1ove, weeping.
"We must teach him, ' said Dentil,
"what ho could not lonrn from life."
L. M. S., In The Outlook.
MAKE ONLY TO 8PEND,
We tnnkn moro thnn others, but wJ
ppend both carelessly and for ndvnti
tage. Tho Americnn mechnnlc's homo
is brightened by pictures; well-mndo
furniture, carpets and tnblcwnro mo
for his use; ho hns books on tlio
sheK; has a pnrlor organ, or ovon a
nlnno: ho uoes to the nlay onco in
a while, and expects a fow holidays in
I ho summer, when ho can visit homo
crowded seashore. Tho Americnn pro-
resslonnl mnn lives in nis own nouso
or comfortable apartments, atid
dresseB nnd lives nearly up to his in
come, no matter what it is. Ho ill
never averse to receiving large teve,
but he Is averse to storing them away
in vniills. And (his easy getting and
Tree spending glvo to us a larger view
of life than can obtain among peov.10
who are forever counting tho ponnlc-S
nnd trying to minimize expenditures!
Such peoplo will have few of Unci
wholesome pleasured that wc enjoy ;
end their lives will lack range 'fwd14
variety. Tho Individual who works
for $10 a week and saves $9 of ti UJ
your true type of money-mnker, oir
he Is not an American. Brooklyn
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HOW TO REACH A DECISION.
If Indecision runs in the blood you
Inherit, arouse yourself and strnnglo
this insidious foe to your achievement
before It saps your energy nnd niinM
your life chance. Do not -wait UOjtll
tomorrow, but begin to-day. Compel
yourself to develop the opposite qunf
lty by the constant practico of flrni
decision. No matter how simple tho
thing you arc called upon to decide,
be It the choice of a hat or the color
or stylo of a garment, do not vacil
late. Throw nil the light possible on
whatever you havo in hand for'jdo
ciBlon; weigh nud consider It frotn
every jKiInt of view; call your com
mon senso nnd best Judgment to your
aid before reaching a conclusion, and
then, when you hnve onco mado your
decision, let It be tlnal. Let there bo
no going bnck, no reconsidering, am!
no opening the matter up for further
discussion. Be firm nnd positive. Do
chin! tho polls closed. Orison Swctt
Mnrdcn in Success.
WHAT THE COON'S EYES SAID.
We give below In negro dialect an
extract from Mrs. Suthciinml'B drnnmt
entitled 'To' White Trash." It rep
resents a negro In tho act of kllllnK
a coon. Ho has brought the poor"
heist to bay and now has him at hiiv
mercy. Just .before firing tho fntar
shot he catches tho coon's eyo and lb"
htopped momentarily by the pathetic
appeal which he reads thore. Tho ne
gro Is giving nn account to tho doc
tor, and we will let him tell it In liiu
"An' then, Doctor, I saw that coon'N
eycH I snw that coon's eyes. , Doc
tor, I I nover snw a coon's e'yeu.
befo. I reckon I reckon there
wouldn't be so much hurtln' done In'
this world ef Jes' befo' yo' hurtcd yo
saw tho thlng'B oyes! An' I looked at
him an he looked at me an' bin,
oyes said, 'Bo you goln' to kill mo?';
Thar worn't no trees no Bky no
nothln Jes' on'y that coon's eyes. 'It'iS
on'y cowards kill what cant tight,' they'
says. 'U'b on'y dovils kill fo' fun,' thoy
BayB. Everythln' thot hod over been
'frnid an' I've been 'fraldl looked
out o' that coon's eyes. Everythln'
thot ever been hurt and, -God-u-mighty!
I've been hurt! looked out o
thnt coon's eyes. 'Bo yo' goln' to kill
mo?' they sez. 'Bo yo' goln' to hill
mo?' An' I flinged my gun's far'e uho'd
flew, an' I sez, "'No, yo' mean, Beared,
hunted critter, yo!'"
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