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A SAILOR'S YARN

time, will ye speak? Are ye going to speak, hey?' And the monkey spoke. 'Speak is it? Speak is it?' he says. 'It's so cold it's enough to make a little fellow swear.'

"It's the solemn gospel truth that story is."