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CHAPTER II

HOW MR BHOSH DELIVERED A DAMSEL FROM A DEMENTED COW

 
O Cow! in hours of mental ease
Thou chewest cuds beneath the trees;
But ah! when madness racks thy brow,
An awkward customer art thou!

Nature Poem furnished (to order) by young English Friend.

MR BHOSH'S diligence at his books was rewarded by getting through his Little-go with such éclat that he was admitted to become a baccalaureate, and further presented with the greatest distinction the Vice-Chancellor could bestow upon him, viz., the title of a Wooden Spoon!

But here I must not omit to narrate a somewhat startling catastrophe in which Mr. Bhosh figured as the god out of machinery. It was on an afternoon before he went up

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