Under the Deodars; The Phantom 'Rickshaw; Wee Willie Winkie

Under the Deodars; The Phantom 'Rickshaw; Wee Willie Winkie

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Under the Deodars; The Phantom 'Rickshaw; Wee Willie Winkie

Under the Deodars; The Phantom 'Rickshaw; Wee Willie Winkie

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In the pleasant orchard-closes
'God bless all our gains,'say we;
But 'May God bless all our losses,'
Better suits with our degree.

The Lost Bower .

THIS is the history of a failure; but the woman who failed said that it might be an instructive tale to put into print for the benefit of the younger generation. The younger generation does not want instruction, being perfectly willing to instruct if any one will listen to it. None the less, here begins the story where every right-minded story should begin, that is to say at Simla, where all things begin and many come to an evil end.

The mistake was due to a very clever woman making a blunder and not retrieving it. Men are licensed to stumble, but a clever woman's mistake is outside the regular course of Nature and Providence; since all good people know that a woman is the only infallible thing in this world, except Government Paper of the '79 issue, bearing interest at four and a half per cent. Yet, we have to remember that six consecutive days of rehearsing the leading part of The Fallen Angel , at the New Gaiety Theatre where the plaster is not yet properly dry, might have brought about an unhinge-

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