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Wash a baby up clean and dress jiim up real pretty, and he will resist' -all advances with the most superlative crossno sa ; but let him eat treacle and gingerbread and play round the coal-scuttle for half an hour, and he will nestle his dear dirty little face close up to your cfeau shirt-bosom, and be just the lovingest, cunningest little rascal in all the world. Temptation. —lf there is anything that makes a man yearn to c<»me home early . t night it is the last words of his wife, 'who says to him, just as he starts out for the evening, “Dear, come home early, so vou can put up the window curtains.’’ That man agonises to go home early, but be sometimes stays out late just to sho V his wife that he can resist temptation. A shop was broken into one night i but strange to say, nothing was carried off. The proprietor was making his boast pf »•, at the same time expressing his surprise at losing nothing. “A'ot at all surprising,” said his neighbor. “The robbers lighted a lamp didn’t they?” “ Ves,” was the reply. “ Well ” continued the neighbor, “ they found your goods marked lip so high they could not afford to take ftem."

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 37, 20 December 1879

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