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IA FINGER AND A THUMB.

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A FINGER AND A THUMB. The careers of Mr. Gladstone and President Kruger have been, in one respect at least, analogous. Mr. Gladstone has been deprived by accident of a finger, and President Kruger has lost a thumb. Mr. Gladstone, who lost his finger early in life by a shoot- ing misadventure, has only once, so fat as we are aware, referred in public to the disaster. On the 23rd November, 1877, in a speoch in the schoolroom at Hawarden in denunciation of the Bulgarian e trocities, Mr. Gladstone observed The absence of nain some- times amounts to pleasure. It was once niv fate to have a finger cut off, and I recollect perfectly well that when the surgeons ceased to hack me about I was more delighted than I can express. I thought I never experienced so lively a pleasure." When° Pre- sident Kruger lost his left thumb (which was shattered when he was a lad, by the bursting1 of a. gun) no surgeons "ha :ked him about," for there was none in the remote settlement where his parents lived. The future President took out his pocket-knife and unflinchingly cut off the thumb himself at the joint.

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