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Cast A Line For Yourself

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A young man, poor and dejeotod, skood watching soino unglers ou tho banks of a etream. At length, approacliing a b:isket well filled with fino fish, he sighed and said : " If I now had these I would be happy. I could sell them at a fair prico, and buy aie food and comfortablo lodging." "I will give you a good fish," said the owner, who had cliancod to overhear his words, " if you will do me. a tiifling favor.' " And what is that ? " " Only tend this lino till I come liack ; I wish to go on a short errand." The proposal was eagorly accopted. - Tho ola fisUcrman was gonc so lóng that tho young man began to bo iinpatient. Meanwhilo, howcver, the hungw íish snapped greedily at tho baited hook, and thfc young man lost his depression in the oxoitcment of puiling thum in, and when tlio man returncd he luid caught a largo nuiubcr. ounting out from thcm as many as wore in tho baskot and presenting them to tho young man, tho oíd iisli ernian said : " I fulflll my protuise for tho fish you havo caugbt,. to toach you that whoncver you sce others earniug what you need, to waste no time in fruitless wishes, but to cast a lino for yoursolf." Thero oannot be a greater orror tlian to be frequently changing ono's business. If any man will look around and notice who havo got rich and wlio have not, out of thoso hestarted in lifo with, he will íuid that thc 8uctesful have gencrally stuck to aome one pursuit.


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Michigan Argus