Issue 13 and Volume 1885 15.

MISCELLANY. A FIREMAN WHO RESIGNED. “What caused you to leave the fire department, Jim?” “ Oh, I got sick of it.” “ What was the trouble ? ” “Well, I’ll tell you. I worked four years to get on, and then I got right off again. It wasn’t what I thought it was. I’d watched the boys working lots of times, and I’d been around visiting them at their houses. I kinder thought I’d like it. When I got my appointment, I felt that I was fixed for life. The second night after that an alarm came in for us about eleven o’clock, and out we went. “When we got to the fire, which was in the cellar, the captain made me go down and hold a lantern. The thermometer was about twenty-five below zero, and just as I started to go up the back stairs a stream hit me…

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