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pretence of having one to sell.

• Here,' continued Mofes, we met another man,

very well drest, who desired to borrow 'twenty pounds upon these, saying, that - he wanted money, and would dispose of " them for a third of the value. The ' first gentleman, who pretended to be 'my friend, whispered me to buy them, • and cautioned me not to let so good an • offer pass. I sent for Mr. Flamborough, « and they talked him up as finely as they • did me, and so at last we were persuaded : 6 to buy the two groce between us.?

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CHAP. XIII.

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Mr. Burchell is found to be an enemy;

for he has the confidence to give disagreeable advice.

UR family had now made several

attempts to be fine; but some unforeseen disaster demolished each as soon as projected. I endeavoured to take the advantage of every disappointment, to improve their good sense in proportion as they were frustrated in ambition.

6 You see, my children,' cried I, how little • is to be got by attempts to impose upon • the world, in coping with our betters. • Such as are poor and will associate with

none but the rich, are hated by those . they avoid, and despised by those they 6 follow. Unequal combinations are al

ways disadvantageous to the weaker « fide: the rich having the pleasure, and the poor the inconveniencies that result F 6.

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But come, Dick, my boy, ' and repeat the fable you were read

ing to-day, for the good of the company.'

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Once upon a time,' cried the child, a Giant and a Dwarf were friends, and kept together. They made a bargain that they would never forsake each other,

go seek adventures. The first battle they fought was with two Saracens, and

the Dwarf, who was very courageouis, • dealt one of the champions a most angry • blow. It did the Saracen but very little

injury, who lifting up his sword, fairly · struck off the poor Dwarf's arm. He was

now in a woeful plight; but the Giant ..coming to his affistance, in a short time " left the two Saracens dead on the plain, 6 and the Dwarf cut off the dead man's

head out of spice. They then travelled « on to another adventure. This was

against three bloody-minded Satyrs, who were carrying away a damsel in distress.

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· The Dwarf was not quite fo fierce now • as before ; but for all that, ftruck the • first blow, which was returned by an• other, that knocked out his eye: but " the giant was foon up with them, and • had theỹ not filed, would certainly have • killed them every one. They were all

very joyful for this victory, and the s damsel who was relieved fell in love with s the Giant, and married him. They « now travelled far, and farther than I can

tell, till they met with a company of “ robbers. The Giant, for the first time, was foremost now;

but the Dwarf 6 was not far behind. The battle was • stout and long. Wherever the Giant • came all fell before him; but the Dwarf • had like to have been killed more than

At last the victory declared for • the two adventurers; but the Dwarf « loft his leg. The Dwarf had now lost

an arm, a leg, and an eye, while the • Giant was without a single wound. Upon • which he cried out to his little companion, My little heroe, this is glorious

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