Profitable Juggling





A PROFESSOR of legerdemain entertained an audience in a village, which

was principally composed of colliers. After astonishing the natives

with various tricks, he asked the loan of a halfpenny. A collier, with a

little hesitation, handed out the coin, which the juggler speedily

exhibited, as he said, transformed into a sovereign. An' is that my

bawbee? exclaimed the collier. Undoubtedly, answered the juggler.

Let's see 't, said the collier; and turning it round and round with an

ecstasy of delight, thanked the juggler for his kindness, and putting it

into his pocket, said, I'se war'nt ye'll no turn't into a bawbee

again.





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