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THE FACTS

The Sunday-night supper, just cold scraps you might say, was partaken of by the happy but embarrassed pair, the trying-to-look happy but unembarrassed parents; and Aunt Mary. Walter, the Case, was out. He had stayed home the previous evening.
" He'll be here to-morrow night and the rest of the week, or I'll know the reason why," said Mr. McDonald.
" He won't, and I'll tell you the reason why," said Ellen.
" He's a real boy, Sam," put in the real boy's mother. "You can't expect him to stay home every minute."
" I can't expect anything of him," said the father. "You and the girls and Mary here have let him have his own way so long that he's past managing. When I was his age, I was in my bed at nine o'clock."
" Morning or night?" asked Ellen.
Her father scowled. It was evident he could not take a joke, not even a good one.
After the cold scraps had been ruined, Mr. McDonald drew Billy into the smoking-room and offered him a cigar. The prospective son-in-law was about to refuse and express a preference for cigarettes when something told him not to. A moment later he was deeply grateful to the something.
" I smoke three cigars a day," said the oracle, "one than that meal. That amount of smoking will hurt nobody. is too much. I used to smoke to excess, four or five cigars per day, and maybe a pipe or two. I found it was affecting my health, anu I cut down. Thank heaven, no one in my family ever got the cigarette habit; disease, rather. How any sane, clean-minded man can
start on those things is beyond me.
" Me, too," agreed Billy, taking the proffered cigar with one hand and making sure with the other that his silver pill-case was as deep down in his pocket as it would go.
" Cigarettes, gambling, and drinking go hand in hand," continued the man of the house. "I couldn't trust a cigarette fiend with a nickel."
" There are only two or three kinds he could get for that," said Billy.
" What say?" demanded Mr. McDonald, but before Billy was obliged to wriggle out of it, Aunt Mary came in and reminded nded her brother-in-law that it was nearly church time.
Mr. McDonald and Aunt Mary went to church. Mrs. McDonald, pleading weariness, stayed home with " the children." She wanted a chance to get acquainted with this pleasant-faced boy who was going to rob her of one of her five dearest treasures.

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