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Ba had returned with bis wifc froin a nmmtr TlWttoa at staside, and hc stood in front of the bouse glrtng a friend a grapbic account of the seHson's pleat-ure"Went in bathing every day ! " I claimed enthusiasüeally. " Ah ! " responded kb (Hend. " Wifego in too?" 6 "Oh, vcs, every day," said the rttimied vaoationist. "(au she nñmt queried the friend, with somc interest " No-o, she can't," was the reply. "Shr tried and tried to learn, but somehow slic dldnt get the hang of r. uld slic couidn't gei the right ki'k, and I let lier Iliink Uiat was the roa-mi, but thefart - and liere he looked up and Mink hw voice to a liiiarsc apiration - " the tart vrai ibe couidn't keep her rnonth shut long enough to take fonr strokes before he'd have somo sillyremarktoniiiki , ben ki iswasli - she'd allow a whole wave and go plump to the bottoni: " and the hnsband winked rapidlv a9 the scène was recallcd to mind, and be ent into the liouse chnckling wiih pleMure. But he liadn't noticed a womanV i i. . peering out of tbe ouruiw of ¦ rmUed window. The aoquslntanoe -au the front door open qutckly, saw a hand reach nut and graap tbe seaside boarder by the collar, saw the heels of that individiml crack lii.- liuck as he shot througli the door, wlinh shimmed behind hls vanisliing form, baard a wild and stirlnl noise as of ahuman body being hauled over a hatrack and ba -aMÍst a wall. and lieard a muffled voice like unto that of an enraped wouian gay: "Take that back and I 11 let jroo ap, roa wall-eyed yahool " And the a(xjuaintance, with countenanee of wonder and alarm, passed on, bobbing his head in a bewildered manner


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