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EDITOR'S TABLE.

Midnight-a long pause-the boom of a Campus clock!

"What was the question the Sphinx asked Oedipus?" shouted the Five. Consternation, terror, silence. Slowly the eyes of the Diplomat met the stare of the Débutante.

"Did'st speak, Sire?" he whispered.

"Yes-y-e-s.” The Débutante closed her eyes and shivered.

"But so did I!" shrilled little Nemo, unable to suppress longer his Victorian tendency to share in a talky-talk.

The Four Walls murmured a conundrum-something about great minds and the English Channel. It echoed audibly and died.

Then-"I put the above question-I, I and none other," quoth the Black Orchid.

Peeped the Purple Bird, "Sweet Nestlings-quarrel not. We all chirped at once-that is all, that merely.”

Suddenly the Débutante revived: "But what-what is the answer?"

"It is......", the Five stopped, glaring at each other.

They had done it again! Plainly it would not do, this democracy of voices, free and equal and—all five at once!

"O, try something simple," groaned the Diplomat. "For example-when was Ireland free?"

The Green Lamp Shade writhed, writhed once-and answered as an Hibernian:

"Somewhere back in the age of eggs

When bumble bees were logs

And English lords grew leaner legs
From the beauty of Irish bogs!"

"Oh!" cried the Five, exulting together at last, unashamed of their choric impulse. "Oh, terrific-terrific! Give us a real question.” Fate answered, wane but smiling, "What is what is an...'

"Editor's Table !" shrieked the Five.

Poor Fate! Poor Five! Poor Fish!

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