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From the August 1884 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Doctor X. is as bad a sportsmen as he is a physician, but this does not prevent him, as regularly as the season comes round, from spending a fortnight in the fields with his dog and his gun.

"And that's the only period of the year when he dosen't kill anything," said one of his colleagues, kindly.

No, reader, you are mistaken. When King Alphonso's new baby has the colic they may order out the Guards, but they don't charge the royal cannon with soothing syrup and shoot it down the child's throat. When anything ails the precious little darling they cure it by getting up a bull-fight.

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