How Diamond got to the Back of the
W HEN Diamond went home to breakfast, he found his father and mother already seated at the table. They were both busy with their bread and butter, and Diamond sat himself down in his usual place. His mother looked up at him, and. after watching him for a moment, said:
"I don't think the boy is looking- well, husband."
" Don't you? Well, I don't know. I think he looks pretty bobbish. How do you feel yourself, Diamond, my boy?"
" Quite well, thank you, father; at least, I think I've got a little headache."
" There! I told you,' said his father and mother both at once.
" The child's very poorly/' added his mother.
"The child's quite well," added his father.
And then they both laughed.
' You see," said his mother, "I've had a letter from my sister at Sandwich."
"Sleepy old hole!" said his father.
"Don't abuse the place; there's good people in it," said his mother,