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They Were Taking Risks

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Parent Issue
Day
4
Month
August
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

A good yarn lias landed from the wilds of Australia. Two impeeunlous Scotsmen, traveling north in searcb ot' gold, eaine upon a drinking saloon. Tñey liad only sixpence between them, so they ordered one "nip o' whisky." They were hesitating who should bave the first drink, when an "auld" acquaintance joined them. Pretending tñey had just drunk, ose of them hamled the new-comer the whisky, requesting hini to join them in a drink. He drank, and, after a few minutes of painful and silent suspense, said: "Now, boys, you'll have one with me?" "Wasna that weel managed, mon?" said one to his pal afterward. "Ay. it was," said the other