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A Slighted Young Lady.— One afternoon ft married lady of mature years, 'wa* reading upon the balcony of hertlegaiifc dwelling,in a New York western avenue. Along came a little school girl of apple ,five or six springs, and, peering thrPtigh the . fence-paling, called, . “ Miss, mtlHb . come down here j" “ What do.yoii WSnt.t** asked the lady.. ‘‘Come., down here/’ beckoning confidently with her flnger. Come, up here and tell me what yPu want.” “No, I shan’t; you come down here, and I’ll tell you,” No, mydear,” said the lady ; “if you. have anything to tell, me, come up here aiid say it, or I ‘say it where you are.” “.TYell, the nexittijnff I stop at your house and ask you to cdme down and pick me some of yourpahsiPs, you’ll know it!” And with a contemptuous toss of the head, and a flaunt of her diminutive skirts, the indignant yonjig lady moved on.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 33, 11 December 1879

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