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THANKSGIVING AT TODD'S ASYLUM

"Now see here," said Eph; "you just let me have a try at it. Let me take it home for a spell."
" Oh, for that matter I'll give it to you," the committeeman replied. "We've bought another for the schoolhouse."
A day or two after, the old clock ticked away as soberly as ever on the wall of the Todd kitchen.
" Took it home and boiled it in potash," Eph used to say; "and there it is, just as good as it was thirty years ago."
This was not quite true, for enough enamel was gone from the face to make the exact location of the hour an uncertain thing; and there were days when the hour hand needed assistance.
" It wasn't much of a job," as Eph said, "to reach up once an hour and send the hand along one space, and Aunt Tildy had to have something to look forward to."
Aunt Tildy was the first inmate at Todd's. She passed his house on her way to the poor farm on the very day that the news of the legacy arrived, and Eph had stopped the carriage and begged the overseer to leave her with him.
"Are you sure you can take care of her?" asked the overseer, doubtfully.
" Sure?" echoed Eph with delight. "Of course I'm sure. Haven't I got four hundred dollars a year for the rest of my natural born days?"
"He's a good fellow, Eph Todd," mused the overseer as he drove away, "but I never heard of his having any money."
Next day the news of the legacy was common property, and Aunt Tildy had been an inmate at Todd's ever since. ao Her gratitude knew no bounds, and she really managed to keep the house after a fashion, her chief care being the clock.
Then there was the inventor. He had wasted his sub

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