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PROPOSED ALTERATIONS IN THE…

WHEAT CROP OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA.…

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES…

IN TIMES GONE BY

KIDNAPPING IN THE SOUTH SEAS.

THE MICE IN THE CABINET.

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THE MICE IN THE CABINET. Not long since, so the story goes, A pleasant argument arose, Between a young and aged mouse Who boarded at a country-house, Relating to a Cabinet In which those Wranglers often met. My son," 'twas thus the Senior spoke, Be sure 'tis good old English oak. How firm it stands! What force could break it? An earthquake scarce could move or shake it." You're wrong, dear Dad, 'tis modern deal, A fact which varnish can't conceal. 'Tis highly polished, I admit," (The young Mouse said with gestures fit.) "But touch it lightly, or you may Depend there'll be a split some day." "A mouse convinced against his will, Mus Père replied, Look at the Bill, And that will show, sans other aid, Of what materials 'tis made! -With earnest eyes the Bill they scan (A Bill due to a Working-man). And then Mouse fils, who loves his joke, Cries, Dad, this firm don't deal in oak And if you look at it again The Cabinet has got a grain As rough as any common trap, Which holds of toasted cheese a scrap. But traps are not set there for naught, Let's watch and see who '11 first be caught." MORAL. Trust not alone external show, But cautious learn what lies below, For Cabinets, those polished things, Contain sometimes peculiar springs, Which, though obscure to vulgar sight, Mice can discern, both brown and white. -Punch.

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