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A Clever Thief

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-A carriacre in he train bouud trom Vienna to Pesth contatned ouh evening hitely flve paasengers - an Englighman.two Magyars a uiild-looking wan of 00, and a handsoine young -Germán, vvlio seemed dreadfully sleepy. ïhe Engliahman observcd that the sexagenarian essayed to cliat with the young Germán, who however, yawned and booü slumbered. The sexagenarian became garrulous, and Jamenled bis son's careletsnets in money matters. "See him now, going to sleep in a carriage f uil of straugers. I tiiink l'll give the young man a fright lor once in bis Ufe; and lifting ii] the lapel of bis coat, he laiighingl.v dre w out a pocket book. At P.essbuj g the careful father said he must get oui for a minute, but when the train moved on he didu't return. When the young man woke up tliey told Mm that his father had got out and taken his.pocketbook: "My fother!" he shrieked, and, clutching his empty pocket, burst into a volley of most unfilial impiecation. "I liaven't got a father," hehowled out. "I never saw the old scoundrel befW. Good God! that pocketbook contained 3,000 florins. He mjst have seen it when I took my ticket," Not unlikely That genial, hoidisant parent has not yet been heard from.


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