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LITTLE SILVER BELL. Wilhelm Kruitzner was a good natured fellow;
every body was pleased to see his happy, round, rosy face, and his
bright blue eyes, that were always dancing with fun and glee. He
was the joy of his old mother, whose only comfort he was, as her
husband, good man, had gone to heaven long ago; but not before he
had gathered, by indefatigable industry, enough of the world's
necessary pelf to leave behind a comfortable cottage, a little bit
of a farm, and a round sum for a rainy day. Therefore Wilhelm had a
good reason for looking so happy. He had just enough labor to keep
him from the megrims, and more than enough money to indulge himself
in his little harmless vanities. Amongst his companions, in the
quiet primitive village, he was looked upon as a small squire, and,
moreover, a wonderfully clever and 'cute kind of person. His jokes
were looked upon as rather marvellous and brilliant. He, with the
exception of the schoolmaster, being the only one who had the
courage to give his jokes a good chance by speaking them out
boldly, and at a proper opportunity. He had another advantage
besides, ? he was listened to, which has a great deal to do with
the success of jokers. The consequence of all this glory soon gave
rise to a feeling of consciousness that he was hiding his talent
under a bushel. He, therefore, after many arguments pro and con,
between his conscience and himself, was convinced that he ought to
seek for a larger place in which to exercise the genius which it
had pleased Heaven to give him. He accordingly, after gathering in
his harvest, screwed up his courage firmly enough to be able to
break to his astonished mother that he proposed to seek, for a
short time, his fortunes in the great and busy world which he
believed, from travellers' acco...
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