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How Mr. Bright Was Taken In

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Mr. Biïght tised to be fond of salmón fishing in the Highlands. uno evening lio and liis party were returning to thrir inn aftera lay of poor sport tooll himsell' - and lio liad íi brace of lino sal tnon. By the roadside un a hcap of stonos they passed a wretched looking man weepfitig, witfa liis hands on hisface and all in raga. In answer to Mr. Brighfa inquiry he told a piteoua tale of starvation at home, i siete child and (ive hungnr children. The tribune put bis band in bia pocket, but unlucklly liad no change. "liever mind, tafce tíiat." he said, offeñng a salmón. "It will at least make a good dinner for you once." Thesoquel uas as follows: Aftor washing hia hands Mr. Brigbt rascotulng down to dinner wírh a girl happened to be crossing to the lardor with a line lisli. "That a my salmón," said Mr. Bright, "I know liim, for be was hookod on the outsiúi'. '. here did yon got itï" "Oh, from Sandy," said the simple Scotch lassic. "and he i. in the taproom." Mr. Bright, looking ratber grim and stt-m, forced his way into the taproom, where liis laclirvmose friend .sat with annmber of cronies taking bis "nip," and in full glee recounting liis adventure. Nor was be a, bit abashed ;t tlio stern (ace of the people's tribune, but liad begun a long explanatory statement when the glance of scorn .vhich liad electrified parliaments and audiences swept over him. Without a word Mr. Bright returned to bis place. Alterward he vvas not so lavish uiih liia inercia! i azette.


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Ann Arbor Register