alone, and writing their guesses with great eagerness and merry rivalry.
The articles scattered about the room were:
1. A quire of paper.
2. Three little dolls dressed alike and looking alike.
3. A carpenter's brace.
4. A watch.
5. A razor.
6. The chin-rest from a violin.
7. A card on which was written XL.
8. A name written on a sheet of paper.
9. A pair of apothecary's scales.
10. The base taken from a table-bell.
11. A peck measure containing two beets.
12. A heavy string.
13. A flatiron with the letter B on its face.
14. A cardboard letter C hung from the gas-fixture.
15. A lump of tar.
16. A pipestem.
17. A large half-tone engraving.
18. A bank note.
19. A baby's shoe with an O on the sole.
20. A stout cane.
21. A love-letter which starts out bravely, but has a large blot half-way down the page.
22. A necktie.
23. A bar of iron.
24. A door-key.
25. A pocket rule or tape-measure.
26. A twenty-five-cent piece with a black court* plaster dot pasted on it.
27. A small bunch of flowers and a lock of hair tied with a ribbon.