toria Pool and the numbers that went four and
five pounds each, when the hostess, a vivacious and
witty woman, threw up her hands and jocularly
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exclaimed: " For Heaven's sake! What sort of a
pastor have we drawn?"
It was a year or two later that the Preacher,
when spending a few days on Tomahawk Lake,
caught a muskie that went a little over seventeen
pounds. Recalling the skepticism of his parish-
ioner, he had the fish packed in a box where it
could lie out at full length, surrounded it with
moss and ice, and expressed it to the doubter.
When he reached home again the skeptic had been
soundly converted from the error of her ways. On
their first meeting after the reception of the mus-
kie, she said : " Pastor, after this you may tell
any fish-lie you like and I will swear to it."
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