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Agreeably Disappointed

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One of the richest men living, whose immeuse wealth makes him a target for poor people, has recently ben in Paris and the way in which he repelled one of the applicants for Uis generostty is related llke this, says tho Pittsburg Dispatch: On the apposite slde of the hotel table sat a wonian who had once been r'cii. "Monsieur, you Englishmen are so chivalrous - so ready to assist those in distress." "Yes," said the man of wealth, hesitating. He had h'eard that before and thought he knew what was coming next. "Would you, vith your usual generosity, do me a favor and a great kindness?" "Yes, madam - that is, it depends somewiiat - " "Tbisk well. monsieur, before you promise, for it is a great kinduess." It was the game oid plea that he had heard niáiiy times before from people who wanted & loan. "I am afraiil, madam, that I shall have to- but what it is you wish?" "O:ily that you would be kind enough, monsieur, to pass me the mustard. You have everything on your side of the tble."


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