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THANKSGIVING AT TODD'S ASYLUM

THE THANKSGIVING DINNER
The crowning misadventure came next morning. Eph started for the village with his mind full of commissions from Aunt Tildy, some of which he was sure to forget, and in a great hurry lest he forget them all. He threw the harness hastily upon Dobbin, hitched him to the wagon, which had stood out on the soft ground overnight, and with an eager "Get up, there!" gave him a slap with the reins.
Next moment there was a ripping sound, and the inventor came to the door just in time to see the horse going out of the yard on a run, with Eph following, still clinging to the reins, and taking strides much like those of Baron Munchausen's messenger.
" Here, here!" called the inventor, "you forgot the wagon. Come back, Eph ! You forgot the wagon! "
"Jeddediah Jodkins!" said Eph, as he swung about the gatepost; "do you-whoa!-suppose I'm such a-whoa! whoa!-fool that I don't know that I'm not riding-whoa! in a--whoa! whoa!-wagon?" And with this Eph vanished up street in the wake of the galloping horse, still clinging bravely to the reins.
" I believe he did forget that wagon," said the inventor; "he's perfectly capable of it." But when he reached the barn he saw the trouble. The ground had frozen hard overnight, and the wagon wheels sunken in it were held as in a vise. Eph had started the horse suddenly, and the obedient animal had walked right out of the shafts, harness and all.
A half hour later Eph was back with Dobbin, unharmed but a trifle weary. It took an hour more and all Aunt Tildy's hot water to thaw out the wheels, and when it was done, Eph was so confused that he drove to the village and back and forgot every one of his commissions. And in the

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