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shook his head. Last night at dinner Mrs. Pember said something about the Lady Smithy of Fair Oak which so interested me that I asked for the full story. It appears that Stubbings, having lost his only assistant through being "called up" applied for a girl assistant and she was rewarded for his cheek. A fine strapping girl who sent along to him and she now does the striking and sometimes shoes the horses. She is evidently some girl. Mrs. Pember went on to say that this girl
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