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Quite A Simple Matter

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Jïlkins is the factótum of an artist ■who has made some noise in the world and is quite as important a personage, in his own estimatiou, as his master. One day a lady called on the artist in the absence of the latter and was received by Jilkins. "Dearme," she cried, glancing first At an incomplete picture and then at Jilkins, "I declare it is very much like yon!" "It is me," said Jilkins, with a superior air. "I sits for all his old men. That's what he's specially good at. " "You must be a very useful person to your employer, " observed the visitor. "80 yon think that Mr. Blank, R. A., ie especially good at old men?" "Yes. Cos why? Cos he's gotnothing to do! I order his frames, wash his broshes, set his palette, mix his colore ad sit there for him to look at How can he help being good? He's got nothing to do but shove the paint on!" -


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