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Why Aunt Sallie Never Married

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" Now, Aunt Sallie, do pleuse teil us wby yuu nevel g"t married. You releinber you said once tbat when jou rere a girl you was engaged to a mini.ser, and promised you would teil usabout ; sonie time. Now, Aunt, please teil s.-" " Well, you see, when I was about sevnteen years oíd I was living in Utica, in :ie State of New York. Thoogh I sayit ïyself, J. was quite a good looking giri :ien, and had eaveral baaux. The one lat took uiy fancy was a young miniser, a very promising young man and rernarkably pious and steady. He thought guod deal of me and I kind of took a Mcy to kim, and tliings went on till we rere eogaged. One svening he oaaie to ne and put his arms around me, and kind f hugged me, when I got exeited and ome ttustrattd. lt was a long time ago, nd I don't know but what 1 might have mggtd back a little. 1 was like any ther girl, and pretty soon I pretended to )e uiad about it, and pusbed iiim iway, lough 1 wasii't mad a bit. You unbt ciiow that the house where I lived was on ue of the back streets of the town. 'here were glass doors in the parlor, vhich oponed over the Street. These oors were drawn to. I steppcd back a ittie from him, and when he carne up lose I pushed him back again. I pushd him harder than I intended to, and on't you think, girls, the poor fellow lost his balance and feil through one of the doors into the streef." " Oh, Aunty ! Was he killed P" " No. He lell head fírst, and as ho was going I caught hiui by the legs of his trousers. 1 held on for a minute and tried to pull him back ; but his suspenders gave way, and the poor young man feil clear out of pantaloons into a parcel cf ladies and gentlemen passing along the street " " Oh ! Aunty ! Aunty ! Lortly !" " There, that's right, squall and gig.le as muck as you want to. Girls that can't hear a little thing like that without tearing around the room and hu h-mg in suuh a way, don't kno.Hr enough to in whon it raiiig. A nice time the man who m arries oue of' you will have, won't tie. Catcii me teliing you anything again." "But Aunt Sallio what became of liim 'i Did you ever soe him again 't" " Xo ; the moment he touched the round he got up and lei 't tliat place in a terrible hurry. 1 teil };ou it was a sight to be reinenibercd. How that man did run ! He went out west, and I beiieve he is preaching out in Illinois. But he never married. He was very modest, and I iiiippose he was so badly frightened that time, that he never dared trust himself neur a woman again. That, girls, is the reason why I never married. I feit very aad about it tor a eng time - for he was a real good man, and I'vo often thought ;o myself that we should have been very ïappy if his suspenders hadn't given way."


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