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“Dragons, aye,” the captain-general said, “but young

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"Dear Bonker, my heart he does go out to you! Ach, you have given me soch a treat. Vunce more I schmell ze mountain dew--I hear ze pipes--I gaze into loffly eyes--I am ze noblest part of mineself! Bonker, I vill defy ze mozzer of my wife! I drink to you, my friend, mit hip--hip--hip--hooray!"

“Dragons, aye,” the captain-general said, “but young

"You have more than repaid me," replied the Count, "by the spectacle you have provided. Dear Baron, it was a panorama calculated to convert a continent!"

“Dragons, aye,” the captain-general said, “but young

"To vat should it convert him?" inquired the Baron with interest.

“Dragons, aye,” the captain-general said, “but young

"To a creed even merrier than Socialism, more convivial than Total Abstinence, and more perfectly designed for human needs than Esperanto--the gospel of 'Cheer up.' "

"Sheerup?" repeated the Baron, whose acquaintance with the English words used in commerce and war was singularly intimate, but who was occasionally at fault with terms of less portentous import.

"A name given to the bridge that crosses the Slough of Despond," explained the Count.

The Baron still seemed puzzled. "I am not any wiser," said he.

"Never cease thanking Heaven for that!" cried Bunker fervently. "The man who once dubs himself wise is the jest of gods and the plague of mortals."

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