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Speechless And Swollen

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A story at the expense of Sir Wiiïiam Harcourt is worth i epeating. Before bis recent departure .or the continent the ex-chancellor of the exchequer speiifc some time at the seaside, and on one ocoasion visited a man-of -war lying on the Hampshire coast. After dinner, the weather proving rather rough, the captain, an unusually sraall and dapper man, snggested that Sir William shonld sleep on board, and thoughtfully surrendered his own berth for the night to his distinguished guest. Next morning, at the early hour when the captain usually rose, the latter's sailor servant, who knew nothing of the change of berths, brought a cup of coffee to the cabin door and knocked once or twice without receiving an answer. Somewhat alarmed, the servant popped in his head and asked: "Don 't you want yonr coffee this morning, sir?" The only reply was in the nature of a growl, and the terrified sailor beheld a gigantic figure turning over under the bedulothes. Dropping the cup of coffee, the faithful servant rushed to the ship's eurgeon, exclaiming : "For goodness' sake, sir, come to the captain at once. He's speechless, and Bwollen to ten times his natural size. "


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