stretching his legs, cramped by the short high stirrups of his people, yields himself up to the attentions of his wife, upon whose round celestial face there is spread a gratified smile. Crowds of his friends gather round him to hear the news, and there, seated on the floor of his counting-house, we may leave him in peace.
A more accessible person to-day is a leading member of the community, a plump figure ot a man, whom I am just in time to stop as he is dashing off on his new bicycle to a meeting of the Town Council. He is dressed in a loose coat, trousers which are bound tightly about his ankles, a black silk cap, and white felt shoes; and he is portly, affable, and clean. He walks
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