ew kind words to the Lady in the Case, who appeared to take it all very much as a matter of course, and with her discussed future dispositions. The Army and the Bar were negatived at once; it was suggested (not by us) that we have already in our small family an example sufficiently fortunate of both. He will be a sailor or a financier. There is something about sailors; it is always a pleasure and a pride to take one of them out to dinner in a public place, especially if he's your own. On the other hand the financier alternative is suggested with a view to the possibility (as things tend) that it may be he who has to take us out to dinner.
Yours ever, HENRY.
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[Illustration: Mistress. "WELL, JANE, WHAT SORT OF NEWS HAVE YOU FROM YOUR YOUNG MAN AT THE FRONT?"
Jane. "FATAL, MUM."
Mistress. "DEAR, DEAR! I'M VERY SORRY----"
Jane. "YES, MUM. 'E'S BROKE IT OFF, MUM."]
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