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*' Butterfly" contributes the following to the " Dunedin Morning Herald " : — An odd mistake, yet one that led to the 'bappiest! reßnlts, aroße about a friend of mine a little while ago, The partner who had halved his aorrovys s^nd doubled his joye bad been dead for years^ and ho had Employed a governnesa for his daughter, Em|l V, a bright young thing of seven, lhe girl and her goyemnoes had been despatched to Melbourne somewhere about Chris tm p -b time, my friend goipg over himself a while later to see the Exhibition ; and all three returned m the same steamer, TL©re were Beveral frienda on the Kattriiy street wbatf to welcome the wanderers borne again, but my friend couldn't quite make out what pome of them meant. " i lank, old man," said one, wringing bis hand and slapping him heartily on the back, " I cong atulate you. Tou couldn't have done a better thing. I hope you'll bobappy, do 'pon my soul.. But, you sly dog you, how dose you were aboH it all." Now, lilank bad made a sudden pot of money on the other side, and thought this was what he was being cohgratulated on, so he looked wise, and said, • 'Thanks, old fellow, I knew yon would rejoice m a f fiend's good luck. It all depends on bow you go about it you know." " Cunning dog, cunning dog,' 1 said the other, screwing np one eye and shaking his head mysteriously. " It'll be a good thing for Mlbs Emily." "Oh, yee; bat I was able to provide for her amply before yon know." "Yen, yes; I know, I know," said the other; •• but now she'll know what it is to have a mother ." A light broke m on Blank, and he said, ".Hey? Whew 1" and made off up the jetty, but before he got into a cab another friend began to congratulate him m the same way, and some one said something abont "the h»ppy Benedict." But all! this had Its effect, and Blank muttered odoo or twice to himself, " Tosh, I'm not io old." "Why shouldn't I" "More unlikely things than that," and so on. And not long after the sound of the loud timbrel was heard m Blank'a house, and friends received little packets of oakeand cards with something written on the cards that made one or two mammas say spitefully: "There, that scheming creature! Jaat what I thought it would be !*' Bat Blank doesn't 0»ro and neither dooa the governess, who is now Mrß Blank, and ali th|s domestic felicity might have been misted, simply because not thought of, If It hadn't been for the mistaken idea tut tad pot about •mo&g Blwk'i friends,

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MARRIED BY SUGGESTION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2054, 4 February 1889

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MARRIED BY SUGGESTION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2054, 4 February 1889

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