The good wife apologized to her unexpected guests for serving the apple

pie without cheese. The little boy of the family slipped quietly away

from the table for a moment, and returned with a cube of cheese, which

he laid on the guest's plate. The visitor smiled in recognition of the

lad's thoughtfulness, popped the cheese into his mouth, and then


"You must have sharper eyes than your mother, sonny. Where did you find


The boy replied with a flush of pride:

"In the rat-trap."