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Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

stellation, says you? No—it's a State."

"Man, we don't deal in States here. Will you tell me where you are from in general—at large, don't you understand?"

"Oh, now I get your idea," I says. "I'm from America,—the United States of America."

Peters, do you know I had him again? If I hadn't I'm a clam! His face was as blank as a target after a militia shooting-match. He turned to an under clerk and says—

"Where is America? What is America?"

The under clerk answered up prompt and says—

"There ain't any such orb."

"Orb?" says I. "Why, what are