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A pathetic glory h»a been left beh'nc? amocg tko ruma of tbe Melbourne Ex hiblt'on. Ii tbe p'ctire gallery o-^e d»y a middle-aged man waa shedding tears In front of a homely lit tie landscape with a cottage and a potato field m it, when a woman cams along, and after casting a glance at the picture, Lave a start and commenced to weop violently. He asked her the cause cf her cmofion, and she pointed to the painted ecece and sold that 3he wa* born there. He was torn there to. He » eked her name, and ascertained that It was Smith. H>r father had been named Smith also, and the had played io that same potato-field m the happy days of her otiidhood, wben lifa was still a primrote (ray of innocent jay fulness and there was no shadow on its horizon. His name was Smith, too, and he had played la the same field- He mentioned this faot, and ahe uttered a ebrlil soream, and said he was her long -last brother. He said he was, and fell into her arms. Then she burst into wild hypterics, and flad screaming. He followed, bat she was oat of tight. His watch and chain were also out of eight, and her pal accidentally hie him behind the ear while he was looking round for her, thereby stopping his investigations. They never met again. She wasn't bis sister, and her name was not Smith, and she bad never seea the plaoe described iv tbe picture that she ha 3 been weeptog over. He had never seen it either ; m faot he had been weeping In front of the wrong picture by mistake. The watch was an old Geneva with no works m it, and the chain was a braes one. It was a sell all round.


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(A PATHETIC!!! STORY.), Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2084, 11 March 1889

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(A PATHETIC!!! STORY.) Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2084, 11 March 1889

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