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A Godfather.

A pushing young American, .jufefcMu£s from a foreign trip, tells an amusing experience ihatJie hftdf in* Rome. He was anxious to visit the. Vatican (m telling the story he pub the accent on the 4 c^n'), juyi understanding that, cards of admis|iq^i were to be had at St. Peter'st, he hunjied thitberi ; Seeing a small crowd around a priest who sat writing at his; desk^fhe jumped at the conclusion thufc, thiai jwiw his man,fand ;at once elbowed h^s way biiiaf gh the crowd. In hie hurry he pushed aside a woman with a baby m her arms, and the b*by :began? IbP/er)r at th» jostling;// A slight confusion ; resulted, und^ji goc^tML' of; which the young American gairtfed the desk.; The, priest looknisg uP"fra|n his writing,.asked spnlejbhin^/|a ttaj^l, which the; American, took; oe an inquiry fdr'hi! nanieV and he' answered * Davis.' The priest, after, yriting the name, turried to tlie lonian with the baby and, taking the child m h|s» 4wms, held it over a f^nt-which/ tlierA#6rican had not noticed untjlr then? fDipping^ hw hands m the water, and placing thejai| o|i the child's head, he then began a curious jargon of Italinn. iphtasei? tin .which the astonished Davis caught the sound of his own good American inam^») and aftw .with dismay as he turned ; an4J?d», ihsft he lifift given his naraetp the prie^as godfather to the child. »,'

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A Godfather., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890

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A Godfather. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890

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