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The Story Of A Poultice.

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Family discipline is still maintained ín Borne American families, as of course t ought to be in all. The Rehoboth Serald fornishes an instance. A small xiy got a sliver in his foot, according to The Herald, and his mother expressed íer intention of putting a poultice on ;he wound. The boy, with the natmral toolishness which is bound np in the beartof achild, objectedto thepropo6ed remedy. "I won't have any ponltice," he declared. "Yes, yon will, " eaid both mother and grandmother flrmly. The majority was frwo to oneagainst him, and at bedtime the ponltice was ready. The patiënt was not ready. On the contrary, he resisted so etontly that a switch was bronght into reqnisition. It was arranged that the grandmother shonld apply the ponltice, while the mother, with nplif ted stick, was to stand at the bedside. The boy was told that if lie "opened his mouth" he wonld receive something that would keep him quiet. The hot ponltice tonched his foot, and tte opened his inouth. "Yon" - he began. "Keep still," said his mother, shaking her stick, while the grandmother applied the poultice. Once more the little fellow opened bis mouth. But the nplifted switch awed him into silence. In a minute more the ponltice was flrmly in place, and the boy was tnoked in bed. ' ' There, now, " said his mother. ' ' The oíd sliver will be drawn out, and Eddie's foot will be all welL " The mother and grandmother were moving triumphantly away when a shrill voice piped from under the bedclothes ; "You've got it on the wrong foot. "


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