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Hobart herald. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1879-1942, May 01, 1894, Image 24

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2 5 4 T H E HOBART HERALD. n o provisions; i f however you will but remove the fountains and let u& have the use of the public square on which to drill m y men I can promise yo u victory.” ‘ ‘ N o ,” said the king, “ that is impossible, I have already spent much money on y o u and cannot spend a n y more however slight the a m o u n t; besides th e children want to sail boats in the fountain. ’ ’ T h e sore-hearted and disappointed general thereupon left the king and told his warriors that which had been said. He also gave them much and wholesome advice, for it was all h e could do under the circumstances. 'A t 'A t * * 'A t ¥ In the meantime the fountain of the square was used by the children for their boats-sailing. ^ •;* Jjc v 'I* B y e and bye the enemy came and the general and his men made a brave fight, but were defeated. Then the people pointed the finger of scorn at the general and said his men were not warriors and that he had dealt falsely w ith the people. The general protested and said the defeat was due to the fountain; yet th e people would not believe him, no, not even when the enemy said “ if y o u r warriors had been properly trained we could never have gained the victory.” T ru ly, the king and his people were blind, and penny wise and proud foolish. Moral— Not needed. There’s something about m y sweetheart T h a t fills my heart with alarm, A n d makes my suit seem hopeless— ’Tis the other fellow’s arm. — E x . “ Shall I brain him ? ’ ’ cried the hazer, And the victim ’ s courage fled, “ Y o u can’t : it is a freshman, Ju s t h it it on the head. ” — University Courier^

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