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THE DISCOVERER OF THE
NORTH CAPE. OTHERE, the old Sea Captain, came one day to King Alfred, and told him a wonderful story of his voyage on the Northern Seas, and how at last there had risen before him—
“The huge and haggard shape
Whose form is like a wedge.” And King Alfred wrote all that the oid Sea Captain told him in a book, but every now and then he looked up from his writing with a puzzled look; and at last, when Othere told him of the mighty Walrus, and how he and his companions had killed three score of them, he shut up his book and “lifted his blue eyes with doubt and strange surmise.” Then old Othere said to the Saxon King—
“In witness of the truth,
Behold this Walrus tooth" and drew forth a monstrous tooth and showed it to Alfred.
HARRY'S SIXPENCES. “PLEASE give me sixpence, Papa,” said Harry, "" I want it for a particular reason.” “What reason, my boy?” said his Papa. “I would rather not tell you, Papa.” “Well, you need not, unless you like; but what did you do with the last sixpence I gave you?” “I would rather not tell you that either, Papa; please trust me this time, and give me another, sixpence to spend as I like, and I will do without the new whip you promised me.” “Very well, my boy, you shall have the sixpence instead of the whip, and I'll trust you to spend it properly.” Now what do you think Harry wanted with the sixpence ?' He had been that morning with his Mamma to see a poor boy, about the same age as himself, who was very ill. The doctor had ordered him beef-tea and wine, but his mother was too poor to buy him such things ; so Harry had given her his sixpence, and now, he wanted another for the same purpose.