"A Bird in the Hand," &c.
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"A Bird m the Hand," &c.
courag.e ( ana presiencf, of ; niind or a mem* of one rof the Ti^bbiat' crews' in a neighoorraV c'oWßy^as 1 the i!ounuiT' ? a?d f ft^ortßy of rfeprodubi 'W tfoiis'^Bst fftlldws:i-f?ct)n:i w summer's^ moris he wasr employedoifotakeja visitor out m his boat for a bath, and When the jwjshist t had 6tr;ipp«d^ and , iplun'gedji^ .musl; fejther haye been; seized with! tbej cramp jo^., na'd; some other exicelQn^ason'ioV^m^^hdeVSfater:* , Wbereupon c after a^ecenHnterval, the "hardy boatman reluctantly withdrew his .hands from his pockets and sculled land* 'wards, more thanßej§£!bbnygicfd^)f the -folly of cleanliness. Arrived ashore, he t proceeded to the dwejling of the de- ed to break the terrible tidings with all *he rimple tact of Nature's own nobility;, ..This^.waa^ how be ( di,d, it : ' PleaVe, ' mum/ a gCrit^f roW ' 'eW ketn dov^n tHs mornin' and bathed out of my boak and— er— be took and plunged m, andU-er*rTev— Vfcin't conVei Ji^p ft againi,. an*— er— 'e didn't pay me, and may I Tcefy 'is clothes ?'"