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XIII. “chances.”

The head of a great collegiate institution for women once told me of receiving a visit from a titled Englishman, who examined with much interest all the departments. Finally, taking her aside with an air of mystery, he said that there was one question which he greatly desired to ask her. On her assenting, he said, “This is all very interesting, but I really want to know what influence it is found to have upon their future lives, don't you know.” She was pleased at the question, and at once proceeded to give statistics as to how many of the graduates were now teachers, how many were missionaries, and the like. This evidently did not satisfy him. “Ah! That's very interesting,” he said-“very interesting indeed; but that isn't just it. What effect does this higher education have upon-upon their chances?” “Upon their chances?” she naively said “chances of what?” “Why, of course,” he said, “their chances of getting a husband.”

Being a lady of some humor,--she found it difficult at first to answer, but presently explained that she

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