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to the birds and beasts and flowers and soft noises of English woods
at night. And in a half-dozen other sketches. And it is good to find
an Irishman and a poet to say things which stick on our embarrassed
tongues. Lord DUNSANY has a happy trick of compressing a great deal
into a little space, and his vignettes, sketched in with a conscious
art, should find a place on our shelves among the war records which
our children are to read.

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[Illustration: THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT.

_War Profiteer_. "Stow that row, 'Orace. 'Ow did _I_ know yer wanted
a toy?"]

* * * * *

"When the wife of President Wilson was in London she spent
hours shopping in Regent Street and other quaint sections of
London." - _Daily Gleaner_.

Regent Street _will_ be pleased.

* * * * *

"Captain Hayes, of the Olympic, in receiving a loving cut from
Halifax citizens, described how the Olympic sank the U-boat 103, a
few months ago. The liner cut through the submarine without losing
a single revolution of the propellers." - _Australian Paper_.

One good cut deserves another.

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THE INFLUENZA-MASK.

"Shall I," he cried, "who made the Hun skedaddle
And caused the _Wacht an Rhein_ to lose its job,
Taught Johnny Turk the use of boot and saddle
And fetched out FERDINANDO for a blob -
Shall I allow each little grinning urchin
To move me from my purpose? Shall I shrink
For fear of idle Rumour wagging her chin?
No, no! I do _not_ think.

"My high emprise may set the suburbs hooting
And lay me under Balham's local curse;
There be - I know it - those in Upper Tooting
Would lynch the prophet and insult his hearse;
But when my feet have kicked this mortal bucket
Millions will bless me! - more I cannot ask;
So, John, distract me not! Jemima, chuck it!
And, Jane, bring forth the mask!"



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