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“Guess now, you'll say it's good fun and turns a few cents pretty well, to invest in liquor,” my Good Templar observes. “At a cost of twenty-five cents a fellow gets drunk. He may then disturb the street and break a man's head. Taken before the judge he gets a night's lodging and a square meal-all for the original twenty-five cents.”

“And how would you prevent such incidents?”

“Well, I guess the sale of liquor should be made penal.”

“Surely it is nowhere in America penal to sell such wines and spirits as are freely sold in every town of Europe?”

“No, not quite, yet very near. Have you ever been to St. Johnsbury, in Vermont? No! Then you should see St. Johnsbury, in Vermont; a sober place, where nobody can get a drop of drink!”

“What is St. Johnsbury?”

Sir, St. Johnsbury is a working-man's Paradise.”

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