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AN UP-TO-DATE FAIRY STORY.

"Xow, my dear girl." said Bluebeard, " with" a crafty smile on Ms face. -'Tim/ going away on a little- fishing, .trip, aw I want you to be good. Here are W* keys to the garage and the house/,****;.you are at liberty to roam everywfi«V and satisfy your curiosity, but v>l heaven's sake don't open the- door o* the room that this key 'fits. Any «* But that! Just remember. Expect mc in a week or so!" Mrs Bluebeard, however, naturally was •o overcome with impatience: that, she could scarcely wait for him to get. out. of the house hefore she was to*, fatal door. : "Ah, ha!" she exclaimed, as she nowd the contents, "it will take mc a. weeK to find out all about thi3;" ; . ■_ j Later, when, her husband returned,;.*; ~ . found her trying on a; new ; gown, while the dressing room «•*/ , ■trewn with merry widow hats. ;:..; ?''-'? "50, ,, lie exclaimed, "you h*ve : teen •nd gone and done it. Did. you- —"'',,.■ "Yes, dear," she replied looked in the fatal room. I went over the bills that you had allowed all , 7*"* former wives to run up; and I feu ß * l that you were keeping mc down to oa* - half of the average. But it's all "P 1 * nowl lam evening up. I-— , ' And: Blueteard, quietly- and UtWT*? / moving her head, remarked: ■' , dear, the <we# 6t ■#»: ".. j dresa«E is certainly hard. \.ffiJ*-mat <

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AN UP-TO-DATE FAIRY STORY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 88, 14 April 1909

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