A CIRCUS came to town, and everybody

knows how the music and the grand tent

and horses set all the boys agog. Quarters of

dollars and shillings are in great demand; and

many a choice bit of money have the circus-

riders carried away which was meant for better


A little boy was seen looking around the

premises with a great deal of curiosity. "Haloa!

Johnny," said a man who knew him, "going

to the circus?" " No, sir," answered Johnny,

"father don't like 'em."

 “Oh well, I'll give you money to go, Johnny,"

said the man.

"Father don't approve of them," answered


"Well, go in for once, and I'll pay for you."

"No, sir," said Johnny, "my father would

give me money if he thought 'twere best; besides

I've got twenty-five cents in my strong-box,

twice enough to go."

"I'd go, Johnny, for once; it's wonderful the

way the horses do," said the man. "Your  

father needn't know it."

"I shan't" said the boy.

"Now why?" asked the man.

"Cause," said Johnny, twirling his bare toes

in the sand, "after I've been I couldn't look

my father right in the eye, and I can now."

 Child's Paper.