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Sich corruption in the church!” said Mrs. Parting
ton, bringing her hands down severely on a paper she
was reading, containing an account of an Episcopal dedication
somewhere. There was instantly great attention.
“I read here,” continued she, “that the archbishop came
in with his mitre and stole; and, if stealing is n't corruption,
then I don't know what is.” She looked round
upon the circle, and there was a smile perceptible upon
the faces of such as understood what she was driving
at. Just as one of the party was going to explain to
her that she was lying under a misapprehension, Lion
rushed in with Ike on his back, and the harmony of the
circle was interrupted.


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