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A Saturday's Tale

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The experience of u little band of excursionists to the Art Loan last Saturday will be useful to them, and wlien told, ouglit to contain a moial.for others. It is not au unconimon experience for travoler8 to find their expenses greater than they had expected and provided for before leaving home. This leads to such embarrassments as often wholly to destioy the pleasures of travel. Such was the sorry fortune of our pilgrims. Uelying upon half-fare rates, a party of se ven started wlth enough mouey for the railroad expense and a dinner in Detroit. However they arrived at the depot too late to purchase tickets, and on receivinga cali f rom the conductor theír bright anticipations were chilled at linding they would have to pay him f uil f are. When this sum was parted with, the admission fee to the exhibition paid, and a catalogue purchased they saw the lunch counter and of course were at once hungry. It was not a free lunch so it required lucre. A collection was taken up among the sven and t was discovered that vith their money pooled together there was enough to get each oue a cup of coftee. This was accordingly spent but it did not fill the seven aching voids. After a while they met a friend who leut them a quarter. Then tlicy had a discussion over the bill of fare as to what would be the most "filling" for twenty-five cents. They finally made up their minds to order a dish of oysters and seven spoons, but the fear that there would not be enough oysters to go around led them to a compromise on fi ve huns. These were quickly captured and "put under cover." ötill they were as ravenous as onealways is when away from home and moving about. But they could only wistfully look at and smell of the flagrant oysters and minee pies. So their hunger "got worse " all the afternoon and almost dèstroyed the pleasure of seeing the art collections. However, they had not yet reached the climax of their woe, for on their way to the depot at night, while stopping in a store to look around, thedress of one'of the ladies caught on a stepladder, pulling t down among some crockery and breaking sevcral dishes. At once the bill for breakage arose before them and they were stared in the face by the horrible fear that they would have to walk back to Ann Arbor. The gentlemanly merchant however would not take anytlung for it and at last they arrived home, tired, Hungry, and with three cents left. This shows that there are times when it is not better late than never," for they mlght better have missed the train. Mokai,.- Always take along enough money for contingencies when away from 'home.


Ann Arbor Courier
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