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wa--v--THE DEAN OF LLANDAFF…

MR. BALFOUR AND WALES.

DARING BURGLARY AT SIR JOHN…

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THE APPROACHING ROYAL MARRIAGE.

THE SHAH'S VISIT TO HATFIELD.

THE MIDGET SHEEP.

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THE MIDGET SHEEP. The very smallest of all the kinds of sheep is the tiny Breton sheep. It is too small to be very pro- fitable to raise for, of course, it cannot have much wool, and, as for eating, why, a hungry man could almost eat a whole one at a meal. It is so small when full-grown that it can hide behind a good- sized bucket. It takes its name from the particular part of France where it is most raised. But if not a profitable sheep, it is a dear little creature for a pet, for it is very gentle and loving, and, because it is so small, it is not such a nuisance about the house as was the celebrated lamb which belonged to a little girl named Mary. It would need to be a very large little girlâa giant girl, indeedâwho could take an ordinary sheep in her lap and cuddle it there; but any little girl could find room in her lap for a Breton sheep quite as easily as for one of those very ugly little dogs called by the ugly name of pug. One of this little creature's peculiarities is its ex- treme sympathy with the feelings of its human friends, when it has been brought up as a pet in the house, and has learned to distinguished between happiness and unhappiness. If any person whom it likes a great deal is very much pleased about any- thing, and shews it by laughing, the little sheep will frisk about with every sign of joy; but if, on the contrary, the person shed tears, the sympa- thetic friend will evince its sorrow in an equally unmistakable way._ A kind word and a loving oaress will also fill it with happiness, while a cross word or harsh gesture will cause it evident distress. -St. Nicholas.

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