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instructions from the postmaster of the town or district.

Most of the machines have to be capable of resisting somewhat rough treatment, and it is surprising how well they survive it.

The Postmaster-General, like many other Government officials, does not enter too deeply into details in connection with his department, or he would know that a proper dry housing for bicycles is essential if they are to be kept in good condition, and an occasional cleaning and oiling, other than the desultory attention they receive at the hands of the staff who ride them, is as essential to their well-being as to any other piece of machinery. In the meantime, any odd corner out of the way is good enough for the G.P.O. bicycle.