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B (a) The ambitious boy is never idle. I (a)

Chatham, N. Y., Dec. I, 1905. (6) Is the ambitious boy ever idle? Dixon Bros.,

4 (a) Isaac's cell was cold and damp, (6) My 6 Pine st.,

name is Joe; I live with my mother and sell Cleveland, O.

papers for a living, (c) She said she would take Gentlemen:

nothing but the ring, (d) I will write about my Kindly send to my address a catalogue of your

journey to Boston and arrival at my aunt's, (e) publications.

They were scorned by everybody, (f) Boys study Very truly yours,

mathematics as hard at least as girls, (g) Two Julia Burnett. strips of gold leaf lay parallel, (h) Though com

ing along the path as quietly as they possibly (6)

Chatham, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1905. could, the deer heard their steps, 1,j) John Dear Alice:

Alden, sitting by a table near a window in Miles I am very busy preparing presents for Christ- Standish's house, was writing letters to go on the mas, but feel that I must take a few minutes to Mayflower the next day. write and ask your advice in regard to selecting 5 (a) Wamba blows the bugle when he and six books for my girl friends. Do you think the Black Knight are attacked by Fitzurze and that some of Scott's or Dickens's works would be his followers. Locksley and his band come to appropriate gifts? I consider Ivanhoe and David the rescue, thus saving the life of the Black Copperfield excellent, don't you? I am sorry Knight who is King Richard of England. that I have not time to write you a long letter. (6) Rebecca by her skill in medicine probably Your sincere friend,

saves Ivanhoe's life. He is under obligations Julia Burnett. to her and, therefore, is ready to act as her

Oneida, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1905. champion at Templestowe. My dear Julia:

(c) The Saxons rallied around Cedric more Your welcome letter received, and it finds me readily than around any one else. To no one quite as busy as you seem to be. I also have else would Ulrica have revealed her identity and difficulty in deciding what presents would be best promised aid from within. Besides Athelstane for my friends. I think that selections from would not have been quick-witted enough to Scott and Dickens would be satisfactory as they disguise his identity and would probably have are interesting and not too light. The Talisman, been discovered had Wamba consented to Quentin Durward and Ivanhoe are some of the allow him a chance to escape. best among Scott's, while David Copperfield, 6 Answers will vary. Oliver Twist and Bleak house are general 7-8 Ivanhoe: Generosity, magnanimity, filial favorites among Dickens's works.

love, religious temperament; King Richard I: Wishing you a merry Christmas, I am

Recklessness, bravery, willfulness, love of war; Yours sincerely,

Isaac: Penuriousness, love of Rebecca, love of Alice Barnes.

his race and religion, sense of gratitude; Rebecca: Chatham, N. Y., Dec. 14, 1905.

filial love, purity, courage, self control; Cedric: Dixon Bros.,

Patriotism, stubbornness, willfulness, affection6 Pine st.

ate nature. Cleveland, O. Gentlemen;

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Westchester County, $3000; Engineering

Draughtsman, $4 to $5 a day; Janitor, Fredonia I enclose check for amount of the bill.

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